Paperweight (Memorial Hall from Centennial Exhibition)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. (2.5 x 13.7 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
In center, around Memorial Hall, molded into underside (backwards so that it reads correctly from top): "1776 1876 / MEMORIAL HALL"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
Colorless, frosted glass oval paperweight with image of Memorial Hall (from 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia) pressed into underside; molded edge tapers upward to flat, polished top.
CONDITION: Good; small chip on inside edge of footrim; light scratches over top of paperweight.
American. Paperweight (Memorial Hall from Centennial Exhibition), 1876. Glass, 1 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. (2.5 x 13.7 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.218. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.218.jpg)
overall, 40.218.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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