Desk Ornament

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-5467

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

Descriptive Terms

ornaments
bronze (metal)
gilding
lead (metal)
tin (metal)
Lead
Tin
Bronze
Mask
Gilded
ORNAMENT

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

4.375 x 2.625 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.785