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1909

  • Work on this object began.

1913

  • Work on this object ended.

1956

  • We acquired this object.

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  • You found it!

Paperweight, from Madame Guimard's Desk at the Hôtel Guimard

It was designed by Hector Guimard and executor: Unknown. It is dated 1909–1913 and we acquired it in 1956. Its medium is alabaster, bronze, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 15.1 x 6.3 x 3 cm (5 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

It is signed

"Hector Guimard" (along the base of the pedestral on the back)

Cite this object as

Paperweight, from Madame Guimard's Desk at the Hôtel Guimard; Designed by Hector Guimard (French, 1867–1942); France; alabaster, bronze, gold; H x W x D: 15.1 x 6.3 x 3 cm (5 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.); Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard; 1956-76-1

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