Gila Monster Paperweight

Monot, Pere et Fils, et Stumpf, Cristallerie de Pantinc.1878

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States

This antique magnum amphibian paperweight features a spotted black salamander or lizard, along with flowers and foliage on a white opaline ground covered by grains of sand and green ground glass. Pantin lizard weights are quite rare, with only about 18 known examples.


  • Title: Gila Monster Paperweight
  • Creator: Monot, Pere et Fils, et Stumpf, Cristallerie de Pantin
  • Date: c.1878, c.1878
  • Physical Dimensions: h8.2 x w10.5 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass
  • Object ID: PW 1958.244.244
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom

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