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Paperweight, Washington Monument

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (13 x 7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert J. Kuhn
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pressed milk glass molded into shape of the Washington Monument; obelisque stands on trapezoidal base with a medallion profile of George Washington on one corner and a Masonic emblem on the other.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Paperweight, Washington Monument, ca. 1885. Glass, 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (13 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert J. Kuhn, 41.698. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.698.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 41.698.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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