Argus or Thumbprint Paperweight

Object Name: 
Argus or Thumbprint Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Argus or Thumbprint Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.4.428
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, Diam: 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1880
Primary Description: 
Argus or Thumbprint Paperweight. Lead glass, colorless; pressed in one piece; solid straight-sided dome with row of thumbprints on sides and dome, faceted spire knob rising from center top; bottom polished and star-cut.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Argus
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1950-07-31
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 250, #990; BIB# 30457