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Paperweight: sulphide

Object Number: 
1965.438
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on lower edge of sulphide: "Victoria - Albert"
Description: 
Lead glass paperweight of flattened spherical shape enclosing sulphide double profile portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on pale translucent cranberry ground.
Gallery Label: 
Both Clichy of France and New England Glass Company of Massachusetts have been suggested as possible manufacturers of this paperweight.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group