Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Candlestick
Accession Number: 
50.3.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.8 cm; Socket Diam: 3.2 cm; Foot Diam: 12.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1650-1700
Primary Description: 
Candlestick. Colorless glass with grayish cast; blown, diamond-point engraved. Cylindrical socket with out folded rim strengthened by cast off thread; large merese (functioning as dripping pan) is joined to blown baluster stem above small, solid baluster-shaped glue bit, and merese; hollow bulb projects from center of blown, saucer shaped foot with out folded edge and pontil mark on base. Diamond point engraved foliage on socket, hollow knop, and foot; foot has running scroll of flowers and leaves on which four birds—two peacocks and two pheasants(?)—are perched. These are rendered in outline with rough hatching.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
Category: 
Material: 
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Treasures in Glass (1966) p. 29, #38; BIB# 28036