Prototype Candlestick

Object Name: 
Prototype Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Prototype Candlestick
Accession Number: 
98.4.122
Dimensions: 
H: 7.4 cm; Diam: 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed about 1980-1985
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass Design Department
Web Description: 
In this series of display cases, commercial luxury glass design is shown with functional studio craft objects and jewelry. Steuben Glass was one of the few traditional glass companies with a history of inviting outside artists and designers to design their products. But, like most commercial glass companies, Steuben cultivated an in-house design staff, who tried to bridge the gap between industry and the private studio by creating complex designs made in limited numbers. Peter S. Aldridge was the design director at Steuben from 1979 to 2002, and he created many popular designs for the company, sometimes in collaboration with his wife, Jane Osborn-Smith.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Design Department, Steuben Glass, Inc., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Protoype Candlestick. Colorless lead glass; cast, cut, ground, polished; solid cylindrical short socket impressed with concentric ridges in decreasing sizes; top rim and base ground and polished flat.