I love beautiful little receptacles for my desk, to hold everything from paperclips to pens to a small flower. It is wonderful to enjoy one's treasures. This has been very special for the years that I have owned it. It is an unusual piece that is quite lovely. It was featured alone on the back cover of the Price Guide (see below) as well as pictured and described within.
Spaced, spiraling, pink and white ribbons surround the short cup of the piece, which has been cut with narrow horizontal bands. The base contains patterned complex millefiori, in white, cobalt blue, chartreuse, red, green, and pink, on clear ground.
Height: 3 1/2".
Circa: 1845 - 1860.
Condition: Very Good with only minimal evidence of wear.
PRICE GUIDE: Summer 2007 Paperweight Price Guide, L. H. Selman, Ltd. The Glass Gallery.
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