Paperweight: fruit

Object Number: 
1937.751
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper labels affixed to base: "109" and "#?"
Description: 
Blown glass paperweight in the form of a reddish 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: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group