Paperweight: fruit

Paperweight: fruit
Title
Paperweight: fruit
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 5.7 x 7.3 cm )
Description 
Blown glass paperweight in the form of a red and yellow pear fused to a colorless, circular ("cookie") base.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number 
1965.124
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper labels affixed to base: "110" and "8 / 123"
Gallery Label 
Paperweights of this type were a specialty of the New England Glass Company (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 127).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group