Birds and Brambles

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Object Name: 
Box with Lid
Birds and Brambles
Place Made: 
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Overall H: 10.5 cm, W: 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass, Inc.
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; slump cast, precision ground, hemisphere blackened in hydrogen-reduction furnace, polished, decoration "Monaired" (sandblasted) with engraved highlights. Solid cast lidded box; (a) solid square box, with chamfered corners; blackened hemispherical cavity (appearing gray through box walls), with narrow inset edge upon which lid flange rests slightly raised above box top edge; all surfaces ground and polished; inscribed in script on base near corner: "Steuben", flange surface decorated, with lightly "monaired" pattern of bird heads framed in a wreath of bramble vines, berries and flowers; (b) square lid, with wide shallow circular lens cut in top; base of lid has solid circular flange same size and placed directly opposite of upper side lens.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 110, #42; BIB# AI27386