6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor

Object Name: 
6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor

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Object Name: 
6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor
Accession Number: 
92.4.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 57.5 cm, Diam (max): 45.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1910-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New Bedford Glass Society
Web Description: 
Electroliers were decorated with elaborately painted shades, and although they were labor-intensive to produce and expensive to purchase, they remained in production until the 1930s.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Harbor Scene
Provenance: 
New Bedford Glass Society, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, multi-colored enamels, bronze base; mold-blown and reverse-painted, cast base. Umbrella shaped shade with flat top having a hole for metal fitting; painted on the inside with a harbor scene showing several 19th century sailing ships, clouds and the moon. Stamped "THE PAIRPOINT CORP'N" on inside of shade near rim. Metal stem has column with vase-shaped finial on top, metal shade rest, three electric sockets marked "PRESS" with pull chains, "font" at bottom of column with band of wave-like decoration, supported on a double baluster; three flat vertical columns between "font" and tripodal base. Stamped on bottom of base, "PAIRPOINT/P/D3070"; ovoid paper label with "LACQUERED/CLEAN/ONLY WITH A /DAMP CLOTH"; fabric covered cord and two-prong plug. Light bulb, transparent, wit brass screw socket, marked at top, "370 LUMEN/40W LUXOR/125-130V/3500 AVG HOURS"; interior of bulb has glass supports for filament and probably dates from shortly after 1922 when "point" on top of bulb ceased to be necessary.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass 2011 (2010-12) illustrated, p. 8;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 35 (1993) illustrated, p. 129, #23; BIB# AI32226