Hour Glass

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Object Name: 
Hour Glass
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 13.6 cm
On Display
about 1800-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. H. Shaw Newman
Primary Description: 
Pale greenish non-lead glass; blown, assembled. Two ovoid forms, joined at the necks; covered at the joint with red fabric and tan thread; both rounded ends with conical kicks and (presumably) rough pontil marks; loosely held within a tinned sheet iron frame with hexagonal top and bottom, and with sheet- metal tubes running between the two ends; sheets of paper cushion the glass in both ends.
Newman, Harry Shaw, Source