Centennial Memorial Hall Paperweight

Object Name: 
Centennial Memorial Hall Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Centennial Memorial Hall Paperweight
Accession Number: 
50.4.219
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6 cm; Base H: 1.3 cm, W: 11.25 cm, D: 15.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1876
Primary Description: 
Centennial Memorial Hall Paperweight. Non-lead glass, black (dark amethyst) and translucent moonstone; pressed; moonstone replica of Memorial Hall on black oval plinth with beveled edge inscribed on front "1776 Memorial Hall 1876", depressed base with intaglio eight-petaled star at center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1950-07-31
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
1776 Memorial Hall 1876
inscription
Pressed front of base
A Collector's Guide to Paperweights (1990) illustrated, p. 77, lower left; BIB# 98767
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) illustrated, pl. 247; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 291, #1139; BIB# 30457