Paperweight, Figure of a Lion
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (7.3 x 6.7 x 14 cm) (show scale)
On underside of base, molded: "GILLINDER & SONS / CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
Frosted, colorless pressed glass paperweight in shape of a lion. Oblong base with fluted sides surmounted by lion seated on all fours on grassy ground.
CONDITION: Fair; few small chips around edge of base and on underside; dirt all over, especially in crevices.
James Gillinder & Sons (American, 1860-1930s). Paperweight, Figure of a Lion, ca. 1876. Glass, 2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (7.3 x 6.7 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.228. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.228.jpg)
overall, 40.228.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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