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Paperweight

Object Number: 
1965.92
Date: 
1845-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 7.9 cm )
Description: 
Lead glass paperweight of flattened spherical shape enclosing sulphide profile portrait of George Washington above a deep cobalt blue over white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This paperweight was made either by Baccharat or Clichy (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 168).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group