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Crystal Ball, Qing Dynasty (CE 1644-1911)

Quartz crystal, silver
10 in diameter
25.4 cm diameter
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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The origins of the Penn Museum's crystal sphere, both the location where the crystal was mined, …

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The origins of the Penn Museum's crystal sphere, both the location where the crystal was mined, and the place where the sphere was polished, are unknown. Purchased in 1927 from the Fine Arts department of the Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia, it was given to the Penn Museum with the name …

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The origins of the Penn Museum's crystal sphere, both the location where the crystal was mined, …

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The origins of the Penn Museum's crystal sphere, both the location where the crystal was mined, and the place where the sphere was polished, are unknown. Purchased in 1927 from the Fine Arts department of the Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia, it was given to the Penn Museum with the name …

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Unknown Artist

Crystal Ball, Qing Dynasty (CE 1644-1911)

Quartz crystal, silver
10 in diameter
25.4 cm diameter
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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