Gold Bug

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Object Name: 
Gold Bug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.4.77
Dimensions: 
H: 5.7 cm, W: 13.3 cm, D: 10 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1974
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, shellac; hot-formed, cut, polished. Solid ovoid shape covered with shellac; deeply cut band across one end delineates "head" which has also been cut along base edge to taper it and form a lobe and "snout"; at center of cut band a large cut "punty" connects it with a narrower groove cut running the length of upper body at right angle to first band; body has random cut "punties" of varying diameter (two large ones overlap on upper back; base edge has been beveled; base is ground flat; unsigned.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source