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Paperweight: fruit

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