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Rock crystal ball on a dragon amid ocean waves

Photo: Scott Leen

Rock crystal ball on a dragon amid ocean waves

ca. 1909

Quartz orb, cast and chased gilt silver stand
Stand: 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 6 in. (11.4 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm)
Orb: 3 1/2 in. diameter
Gift of Sherman and Kay English
Provenance: Purchased by Henry A. Morss and Edith Sherman (d. 1957), Boston, Massachusetts, in Japan, 1909; bequeathed to their daughter, Eleanor Morss English, Summit, New Jersey, 1957-ca. 1990; to her son, Sherman English, Seattle, Washington, ca. 1990; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2022
Photo: Scott Leen
Not currently on view

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