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Paperweight
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Accession Number: 
58.3.59
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.9 cm, Diam: 11.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1958
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; formed from three superimposed gathers, with bubbles of air trapped between the first and second gathers ["Ariel" technique]; ground and polished. Almost spherical shape but with flat base; first and second gathers are cylindrical with domed tops; between them, almost diametrically opposed, one large and one smaller bubble; both are highly irregular in shape with rounded and spiky protrusions; other small bubbles, especially at interface of second and third gathers; scratched on base: "ORREFORS/ Ariel/ [illegible]/ Edvin Ohrstrom".
Provenance: 
Fisher Bruce and Company, Former Collection
1958
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