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Paperweight (Texas Centennial)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1936
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (3.8 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded inscription around center medallion: "1836.TEXAS.1936. / CENTENNIAL"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.255
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Paperweight (Texas Centennial), ca. 1936. Glass, 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (3.8 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.255. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.255_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.255_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass paperweight molded into shape of star, facets of star rise to apex over center. Molded into underside in center, round medallion with small star in center surrounded by inscription "1836.TEXAS.1936. / CENTENNIAL". On underside, points of star are frosted. CONDITION: Good; few tiny chips around edges and dirt in frosted area.
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