Ornamental Crystal and Silver Crab

Object Name: 
Ornamental Crystal and Silver Crab

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Object Name: 
Ornamental Crystal and Silver Crab
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm; W: 18.1 cm; D: 12.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Design Dept., Steuben Glass, A Division of Corning Glass Works
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white metal, and red stone (garnet?); pressed, polished, cast; in shape of crab; top humped, tapering down toward the rear; top decorated with opposing sets of curved frosted grooves that have bumps on the interior; two red stone eyes in white metal settings at front of crab; front side of body curved, adjacent sides tapered back to squared off rear end with rounded corners; sides of crab body set into a bottomless white metal mount cast into shape of crab legs and claws, claws tucked in under front of body; base flat.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source