Candelabra

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Object Name: 
Candelabra
Accession Number: 
50.2.23
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 90.5 cm, W: 41 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1785
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with pale amber (drops) and deep blue (canopies); blown with flat cutting and metal mounts; heavy canopied urn-base supporting, at sides-front, two notched arms each with deep socket fitted with scallop-rimmed set-in sockets and star pans; at sides back, two notched arms each with scalloped canopy below plain spear shaft with blue canopy and urn finial; tall central spear shaft with scalloped canopy and elaborate star finial; at center front: from upper canopy, pendant lustres including pale amber faceted button, colorless oval sunburst and, at end, large faceted pear-drop; repeated between side front arms but with blue canopy at end, festoons (4 in all) of pear-drops from buttons and sunbursts to canopies and pans of arms. Pendant pear-drops on canopies and pans; those of lower canopies of side back, pale amber and colorless.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-06-21 through 2002-09-06
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 238, 250; BIB# 61154
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 67-68, #58; BIB# 33211
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 3, fig. 3;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, pp. 60, #56; BIB# 21161
Three Centuries of European Glass (1955) # XX;
English and Irish Glass in The Corning Glass Center (1951-06) p. 471;