Paperweight

Object Number: 
2002.1.25
Date: 
ca. 1880-1920
Medium: 
Glass, silk, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 4 in. ( 4.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Clear glass half-spherical paperweight, hollow, with acid-etched words on the top surface reading "American Silk Spinning Co./ Providence R.I." Inside the glass dome is a silk moth, a silk worm in a glass tube, silk worm eggs, a cocoon, and samples of fiber marked "combed stock", "spun silk", and "dyed spun silk". A paper glued to the bottom gives the history and explains the process of silk making.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group