Paperweight: fruit

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