Paperweight with Fruit

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Fruit

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Fruit
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5 cm, Diam (max): 7.2 cm
On Display
about 1852-1874
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marion Pike
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with polychrome lampworked inclusions. Domed, circular shape; enclosing a cluster of fruit: five yellow-green and orange pears, four cherries, and four ribbed green leaves, above a double-spiral, opaque white filigree ground; underside of base with rough "ring" pontil mark.
Pike, Marion, Source
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 254; BIB# 22375
New England Glass and Glassmaking (1972) p. 329, fig. 273B left; BIB# 27280