Paperweight

July 1914
Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 7.6 cm (7/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

PG.2007.371

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Paperweight decorated with image of Paul Revere on horseback.


The Saturday Evening Girls also made products that played off their organization’s name and location, including a set of thirteen tiles that illustrates Longfellow’s famous children’s poem “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” and a related punch bowl. For tourists or interested neighbors they created paperweights and tiles that featured Paul Revere galloping on his horse, or local buildings of historic interest.

Inscription

"S.E.G. / 7-14 / S.G."

Credit Line

Promised gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and Family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.