Glass Sword

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Object Name: 
Glass Sword
Accession Number: 
75.5.1
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 41.2 cm, W: 6.3 cm; Pommel Diam: 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1999
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George W. Banschback
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass, bubbly, dull pitted surface with some brown and white film adhering to recesses; tooled. Dagger with pommel in the shape of a fantastic animal head, globular head with horizontal ribs, spiral fluted in a mold, applied blobs for eyes, wide flat lips, edges ground, probably from pontil mark, short uneven spiral twirled handle ends with a second head, more elongated, less globular, ribs less defined, lips are tooled and pulled out longer to hold long thick, tear-shaped blade which retains many tooling marks.
Provenance: 
Banschbach, Bernice, Source
1975-01-13
Banschback, George W., Source
1975-01-13
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