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Encased Double Overlay with Upright Bouquet Paperweight

Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint-Louis1845-1855

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

This is a rare, unusual paperweight and an important example of the excellence of its maker. The upright bouquet in the center is lampworked and surrounded by four layers of glass with the blue layer expertly cut to expose the white layer. After cutting, it is reheated and encased in clear glass.

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Details

  • Title: Encased Double Overlay with Upright Bouquet Paperweight
  • Creator: Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint-Louis
  • Date: 1845-1855
  • Physical Dimensions: h5.53 x w7.6 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass - lampwork, encased double overlay
  • Object ID: PW 1958.204.204
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom

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