Blue Cut Glass Table

Object Name: 
Blue Cut Glass Table

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Object Name: 
Blue Cut Glass Table
Accession Number: 
2005.2.11
Dimensions: 
Overall (with foot) H: 75 cm, Diam (max): 43.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1880-1884
Web Description: 
Side tables with a small diameter on a tall foot and baluster stem are a French invention. They developed from a popular shape of the 17th century, a table with figural support that was called Guéridon, allegedly after a Moorish galley slave and torchbearer who is celebrated in Provençal songs. The tables served primarily as stands for candleholders, and sometimes figural candelabra themselves were called Guéridon, too. Side tables became an indispensable necessity and live on, basically unchanged, to the present day. This glass table was produced in England, and its origin is well documented. The metal mount of the baluster shaft bears the mark of Birmingham's F. & C. Osler Company, which specialized in the making of glass for the Indian market in the second half of the 19th century. An article in the Indian Daily News of December 4, 1883, mentions blue tables in the Osler showroom in Calcutta.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Gallerie Aveline, Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent cobalt blue glass; silver metal, blown, cut, polished, assembled. Circular table top with scalloped edge that sits atop a panel-cut collar, blown and cut stem, circular, cut knop and domed foot. Cut overall in diamond pattern. Table sits atop a silver metal disk with three feet.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-05-19 through 2006-11-30
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 1 (cover); BIB# 109342
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 42; BIB# AI90241
On View: Fit for Indian Royalty: Glass of the Maharajahs in Corning (2006) illustrated, p. 51; Table of Contents;
European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces (2006) illustrated, pp. 72-75, fig. 3-25; BIB# 92506