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Flameworked Rose with Butterfly and Hand Paperweight

Mount Washington Glass Worksc.1870-1890

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

A rare and elaborately large-format paperweight created as a possible presentation piece. This magnum weight features a large pink and yellow rose with buds, and two butterflies. The thick stem of the flower is held by a hand wearing a ring, as if presenting the flower to the viewer.

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  • Title: Flameworked Rose with Butterfly and Hand Paperweight
  • Creator: Mount Washington Glass Works
  • Date: c.1870-1890, c.1870-1890
  • Physical Dimensions: h6.47 x w10.8 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass
  • Object ID: PW 1958.228.228
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom

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