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Mantle Ornament paperweight

Mantle Ornament paperweight
Title
Mantle Ornament paperweight
Date 
1890-1910
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 15.6 x 8.6 cm )
Description 
Colorless lead glass paperweight in the form of a flattened sphere mounted atop a pedestal consisting of stem with hollow ball knop and flat pad foot with pontil mark; internal motif of flat pink poinsettia dotted with goldstone, five green leaves, and stem.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number 
1965.141
Gallery Label 
This paperweight may have been created by Nicholas Lutz during his later years at the Mt. Washington Glass Co. in New Bedford, Massachusetts, or at the Union Glass Co. in Somerville, Massachusetts (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 134). Lutz worked at the Mt. Washington factory from 1892 until 1895 and at the Union factory from 1895 until his death in 1904.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group