Candlestick with Sulphide of a Woman

Object Name: 
Candlestick with Sulphide of a Woman

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Object Name: 
Candlestick with Sulphide of a Woman
Accession Number: 
84.2.48
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.6 cm, Diam: 11.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; blown, cut, encased, molded sulphide. (a) Tall, oval panel, mounted on a foot; top capped by a tubular brass collar, with tapered top and cylindrical base, attached with plaster, rounded sections with cut fine diamonds, above a waisted, panel-cut section, and a rounded section with cut fine diamonds; above an oval section, with polished convex faces, strawberry-diamond-cut sides and prism-cut top; enclosing a molded two-sided sulphide figure of a classical woman, standing, with hands clasped at her waist; on a flat, oval knop with cut fine diamonds, a thin bladed cut band, and a cylindrical band with cut sharp diamonds; panel-cut, short section flaring into a cut, stepped, circular pad; thick disk foot with petal-cut rim and large cut star on the underside. (b) Bobeche; curved upward with six pointed petals and notched angles between; cylindrical collar; cut arcs on the underside; each point drilled, with pointed cut prisms hanging from wire pins. (c) Candle cup; flat, broad rim with cut radial grooves; waisted, panel-cut neck; cylindrical, diamond-cut sides; flat, stepped base, cut capstan stem; slightly tapered brass collar attached to the base shank.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Embedded Glass and Crystal (Embedded Cameos - Crystal Medals) (1958) [p. 23];