Paperweight

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1923

GUSN

GUSN-9555

Description

Rectangular brass paper weight with four feet commemorating the Worcester Mutual Fire Insurance Company's 100th Anniversary; building on front with trees; seal top right; inscriptions front and rear; fern on top rear; hourglass on bottom rear.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paperweights
casting (process)
machine-made
metal
stamping (forming)
Unidentified Metal
Slip Cast
Stamped
Machine Made
PAPERWEIGHT

Inscription

Upper right corner, front of paperweight, enclosed in a shield design: ""WORCESTER/ MUTUAL/ FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY/ INCORPORATED 1823/ WORCESTER, MASS."" Stamped on bottom edge, front of paperweight: ""WORCESTER MUTUAL FIRE INS. CO."" Stamped on back of paperweight: ""ONE HUNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY/ 1823-1923/ OLDEST/ MASSACHUSETTS/ FIRE INSURANCE/ COMPANY""

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 4 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Lane W. Goss

Accession Number

1996.10