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Manufacturer: Gillinder & Sons (American, founded 1861)

Date: c. 1875
Medium: glass
Dimensions:
4 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (10.8 x 7.3 cm)
Classification: Written Communication T&E
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 41.18.34
Pancake Appraisal, 2-26-79: 25
1965 Appraisal: 653
Accession Number: 1981.681
DescriptionFrosted glass; hand holding cup containing beetle with animated legs.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; Gifted March 5, 1981 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; Accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
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  • Beetle