Paperweight, Plymouth Rock
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
On top of rock, molded: '1620'
Around outer edge of bottom, molded in tiny letters: 'PROVIDENCE INKSTAND CO. 1876 MARY CHILTON. WAS THE FIRST TO LAND UPON THE ROCK. DEC. 21, 1620. PILGRIM ROCK TRADE MARK'
Around edge of underside, molded: ' "A ROCK IN THE WILDERNESS WELCOMED OUR SIRES / FROM BONDAGE FAR OVER THE DARK ROLLING SEA, / ON THAT HOLY ALTAR THEY KINDLED THE FIRES / JEHOVAH! WHICH GLOW IN OUR BOSOMS FOR THEE" '
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
Colorless pressed glass paperweight shaped into irregular, rounded form of Plymouth Rock; surface is mottled to imitate rough rock with crack; "1620" (date of the Pilgrims' landing) molded on top.
American. Paperweight, Plymouth Rock, 1876. Glass, 1 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (3.2 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.230. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.230_acetate_bw.jpg)
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