Electric Candle Lamp with Engraved Font and Shade

Object Name: 
Electric Candle Lamp with Engraved Font and Shade

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Object Name: 
Electric Candle Lamp with Engraved Font and Shade
Accession Number: 
2004.4.454
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43.8 cm, Diam (max): 21.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1929-1937
Credit Line: 
The Estate of Vesta B. Pepperman
Web Description: 
Metal dolphin stems were probably inspired by the pressed glass dolphin stems of the mid-19th century. Dolphin-based lamps were sold with various fonts, including colorless, amber, and blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Pepperman Estate, Vesta B. (Mrs. Cecil M.), Former Collection
2004-12-10
Material: 
Inscription: 
PAIRPOINT / D3077
Signature
Stamped On metal washer on underside of lamp.
Primary Description: 
Colorless, and transparent dark blue glass; brass, marble, metal; blown, tooled, acid-etched, engraved, assembled. Two-tiered square marble base with brass dolphin stem atached to a blown blue glass font engraved with grapes and grape leaves, with a brass electric light fixture above and a fabric-wrapped electric cord which comes out of the dolphin's mouth. Brass shade holder with 16 two-part colorless glass prisms. Separate mushroom-shaped shade is blown of colorless glass, roughly ground on the surface to produce a matt finish and cut.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass 2011 (2010-12) illustrated, p. 7;