Paperweight in Shape of a Closed Book

Object Name: 
Paperweight in Shape of a Closed Book

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Object Name: 
Paperweight in Shape of a Closed Book
Accession Number: 
74.4.187
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.4 cm, W: 7.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. W. E. Doherty, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; blown, cut. Closed book shape; front "cover" with entwined initials in center (said to be GC); four hob-stars of eight vesica motifs; spine with three hobstars, back "cover" cut in version of Russian pattern.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Doherty, W. E., Jr., Source
Chambers, Helen, Former Collection
Color: 
Material: 
The encyclopedia of modern marbles, spheres & orbs (2005) illustrated, p. 22 fig. 18; BIB# 88983
A Diamond's Fire (1995-04) illustrated, p. 76;
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 222, left; BIB# 22375