Glass, silk, paper
Overall: 1 5/8 x 4 in. ( 4.1 x 10.2 cm )
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.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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