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1955

  • Work on this object began.

1975

  • We acquired this object.

2015

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Paperweight (Denmark), ca. 1955

This is a Paperweight. It was created by Simon Lissim and manufactured by Carl Sorensen and Son. It is dated ca. 1955 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Simon Lissim.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 3.1 x 8.4 cm (1 1/4 x 3 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Paperweight (Denmark), ca. 1955; Simon Lissim (American, b. Kiev, Russia, 1900–1981); silver; H x diam.: 3.1 x 8.4 cm (1 1/4 x 3 5/16 in.); Gift of Simon Lissim; 1975-55-1

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