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Paperweight, Washington Monument

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • 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)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.698
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert J. Kuhn
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 41.698.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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