Portrait Paperweight

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Title: 
Portrait Paperweight
Accession Number: 
83.4.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.5 cm, Diam: 9.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1900
Primary Description: 
Colorless and opaque white non-lead glass; paperweight, enameled, printed. Domed, circular form enclosing a domed circular white plaque bearing an oval photographic bust-length portrait of a young man, wearing a coat, vest and soft tie; flanked by multi-colored sprays of pink roses and blue-and- yellow forget-me-nots at either side; inscribed (printed) "Made by/ALBERT GRAESER/Pittsburgh, Pa." on the underside of the plaque; rough-ground flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henry, Mrs. James T., Source
1983-03-18
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) pp. 447-448; BIB# 19272
American Glass (1948) (1948) p. 413; BIB# 25297