Epergne

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Object Name: 
Epergne
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.4.4
Dimensions: 
(a-c) H: 50.1 cm, D: 25.8 cm; (a) H: 28.5 cm, D: 25.8 cm; (b) H: 2.7 cm, D: 20.7 cm; (c) H: 22.6 cm, D:(rim) 10.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1870-1888
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, acid-etched, pressed. Four part epergne with trumpet vase (c) fitting into plate (b) which fits above the head of a shaft in the form of a classically draped woman whose plinth is secured to a bowl. (b) shallow blown plate with slightly upturned edges, six fern fronts acid-etched on bottom surface (3 each of 2 kinds), roughly ground hole in center is and on top of a collar of glass. (c) Trumpet shape, blown vase decorated with two acid-etched fern fronds, silver plated screw fitting at base; Pressed shaft is acid-frosted, has three vertical mold seams, capstan-like knob on top of woman's head above which is a silver plated collar with screw thread on the interior surrounding a glass peg, woman resembles the draped ladies of the Greek Erectheun; bowl with upturned edges and eight fern fronts, four of each king alternating; dome in center ground and polished on top around hole for shaft.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Arman, David, Source
1988-02-05
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 108, #22; BIB# AI23357
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) p. 6;