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Desk Ornament

Description

Gilt tin semi-spherical base with burnished banding; weighted; applied tin edging; surmounted by rought cast bronze or lead finial in shape of masque with pen rest at back (?).

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bronze (metal)
gilding
lead (metal)
tin (metal)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Bronze
bronze (metal)
Gilded
gilding
Lead
lead (metal)
Mask
ORNAMENT
ornaments
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
4.375 x 2.625 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.785
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5467

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