Paperweight in Form of Pear

Object Name: 
Paperweight in Form of Pear

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Object Name: 
Paperweight in Form of Pear
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.9 cm, W: 9.6 cm, L: 9.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Francis Regnault Fairchild
Primary Description: 
Colorless, amber, green lead glass; lampworked, blown, polished, engraved. Naturalistic hollow fruit in the form of a pear, with amber stain, striped yellowish stem, striated green flower end (with rough pontil scar); mounted on a domed, roughly square colorless pad; polished, flat base with circular central depression; engraved in the depression "Erinnerung / an den / 18 31-8 67" (German, "memory of 31 August 1867").
Fairchild, Mrs. F. Regnault, Source
Wolffriam, Dietrich, Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, pp. 110-111, #23; BIB# AI20606