Artifact Detail

Under Consideration To Be Deaccessioned


Artifact #: I2018.004.001.001-051
Dimensions: roughly 3-6" in diameter
Weight: 200+
Medium: glass
Condition: Excellent; objects are stable, but are stored wrapped in newspaper which is not ideal as ink flakes easily. 50 are numbered, the brown paperweight featuring a dog is not numbered.
Condition Report Year: 2019
Description: collection of fifty one paper weights of varying motifs, mostly floral, a few geometrical, and a couple showing places. Not made locally but collected by a local resident. Mostly circular with a few exceptions. stored with framed photograph of Josephine A. Menelly, donor, and a bag containing stands for paperweights.
Inscription/Marks: One paperweight is marked "THINK OF ME."
Date/Period: early to mid 19th century
Provenance: various
Maker/Artist: No information available
Maker/Artist Dates: No information available
Maker Birthplace: No information available
Maker Nationality: No information available
Source: Reid, Patricia