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Object Name: Paperweight
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 6.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
or: Europe, France
Description: Lead glass paperweight of flattened spherical shape enclosing sulphide double profile portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on pale translucent cranberry ground.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number: 1965.438
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Marks: handwritten in ink: on lower edge of sulphide: "Victoria - Albert"

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Both Clichy of France and New England Glass Company of Massachusetts have been suggested as possible manufacturers of this paperweight.