Paperweight: steel die

Object Number: 
1965.398
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.
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).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group