Paperweight: Glass Millefiori

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One glass paperweight in millefiori style. The main colours are reds, greens, yellows and blues. Small depictions of a horse, rooster, deer and cat (?) can be found in the canes. One cane has the text 'B 1848', indicating the maker and date made.
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Provenance details
This item belonged to the donor's great grandfather, who purchased it at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The item was then passed to the donor's uncle and then to the donor's mother.
Diameter x Length: 230 x 50mm (9 1/16 x 1 15/16")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: B 1848; Type of mark: Manufacturer's mark and date


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