Paperweight: steel die

Paperweight: steel die
Title
Paperweight: steel die
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Colorless lead glass paperweight in the shape of a sphere on flat circular base with pontil mark; internal steel-die motif of white single-masted sailboat with red flag on green water.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number 
1965.398
Gallery Label 
This paperweight may have been made by Michael Kane. The steel-die sailing sloop was possibly meant to represent the "Spray," in which Captain Joshua Slocum started around the world in 1895 (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," pp. 135 and 182).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group