Mosaic Glass Cane

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Cane
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L: .7 cm, D: .8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of George D. Macbeth
Primary Description: 
Cased with opaque light blue, one complex circular cane composed of many canes made from rods of opaque white, gray, pink, brown, yellow, deep blue, and black glasses; canes of varying shapes, sizes, and colors made by fusing monochrome rods; groups of canes assembled, fused, and miniaturized, by stages; finished cane broken into short sections prior to grinding and polishing finished product. Section of mosaic glass cane, D: 0.55 cm, cased with opaque blue glass. Cane contains portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi, almost full-face but with head turned slightly to one side, against deep blue background. Garibaldi has face in several shades of pink and light brown; eyes are white, with black irises and outlines; nose and nostril are outlined in black; mouth is red; hair and beard are white, with gray shadows; he wears flat red cap with yellow piping and red tassel, large red kerchief with brown shadows and black outlines, knotted, around neck and shoulders, and indeterminate brown garment.
Macbeth, George D. (1892-1968), Source