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H: 11.3 cm, W(max): 7 cm
On Display
about 1876-1880
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Colorless, non-lead glass; pressed. Shaped like a woman's head with classical hair-do; hollow behind face for matches; flat back inscribed: "PATD JUNE 13, 1876"; hole in top of back for hanging.
Hunter, Betty, Source
A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Glass (1999) illustrated, p. 76; BIB# 67965
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 230; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 281, #1105; BIB# 30457