Orbiting Crystal

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Title: 
Orbiting Crystal
Accession Number: 
99.4.63
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.9 cm; D: 10.6 cm; Diam: 12.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1971
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass, A Division of Corning Glass Works
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, brass, steel, chrome plate; cast, cut, polished, plated, assembled; spherical shape; cut geometric crystal suspended by two rotating conical mounts within a ring that is attached with rotating pins to a broken outer ring, both rings are chrome plated brass; crystal signed "Steuben" on the side near one of its mounts; steel support (chrome plated?) in shape of tilted semi-circular ring or "C" with cross-shaped foot. Design no. 1024.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Inscription: 
Steuben
Mark
Diamond-tipped stylus. On side of crystal near one of its mounts. Manufacturer's mark. "Steuben" in script.