Brass and Glass Birdcage

Object Name: 
Brass and Glass Birdcage

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Object Name: 
Brass and Glass Birdcage
Accession Number: 
2005.2.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 129.5 cm, W: 31.4 cm, D: 31 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1920
Credit Line: 
Purchased with a grant from Kenneth R. Treis, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Primary Description: 
Birdcage. Colorless, blue and green non-lead glass; brass; tooled, blown, cut. Tall narrow shape with a pointed, 8-sided dome on top, consisting of alternating rectangular panels of blue and colorless glass, ending in an 8 sided section with green panels above a rectangular section with 4 horizontal green panels. The tall, 4-sided body has arches on each side with half-circles of blue glass at the top and a wire cage below; the arch on one side forms a wire door; inside is a hanging perch. The base is of iridescent rainbow colored glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Gemini Antiques Ltd., Source
2005-02-02
The Gather (2007) illustrated, back cover;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 29; BIB# AI90241