Paperweight

Paperweight
Title
Paperweight
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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number 
1965.92
Gallery Label 
This paperweight was made either by Baccharat or Clichy (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 168).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group