Gila Monster

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Title: 
Gila Monster
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.3.172
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.7 cm, Diam: 10.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1878-1880
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight, "Gila Monster". Colorless, red, green, yellow, white lead glasses; lampworked; furnace-worked and cased. Domed, circular form, enclosing a lampworked animal (reptile?) with yellow-spotted black skin, finned back, spatulate tail, red eyes; with two plants alongside, both with arching green leaves, one with a white flower, the other a red flower, both with yellow stamens; on a mottled green ground with tan "sand" and granular white underneath; polished pontil mark; paper label, inscribed "97" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1983-05-20
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 11, fig. 11;
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) fig. 56, 57; BIB# 27188
Part 3 of the collection of the late Frances Clemson Cross. Paperweights, art, colored and lacy Sandwich glass... (1960-10) #825;