Fountain with Marble Base and Fairy Lamps

Object Name: 
Fountain with Marble Base and Fairy Lamps

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Object Name: 
Fountain with Marble Base and Fairy Lamps
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: about 67 cm, W: about 53 cm; Base Diam: 30 cm
Not on Display
about 1886-1890
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of John N. Whitenight and Frederick M. LaValley in honor of Peter and Barbara Avrea; Purchased with funds from the Martha J. Herpst Estate
Primary Description: 
Fountain with Marble Base and Fairy Lamps. Transparent red glass with gilt, blue, white, and orange enamel decoration, colorless glass, brass, white marble, rubber and metal hardware, candles; blown glass with gilt and enameled decoration, pressed glass, assembled. (a) Fountain with brass hardware, two transparent red glass spheres that hold liquid, and one transparent red dish (b) at top with crimped and gilt rim. Brass structure has two circular arms that each hold a transparent red glass candlecup (e and f) with crimped rim and colorless pressed glass insert (g and h) with zigzag band and scalloped rim. Each cup is topped with a transparent red glass cover (j and k) with rounded top shoulder, waisted neck, and flower-petal gilt rim. Each candlecup insert holds a cylindrical candle with original paper wrapper (k and l). Exterior of red glass decorated with elaborate gilt decoration consisting of trefoil leaves, ferns, and enameled flowers of blue and white.
Whitenight, John N., Source
LaValley, Frederick M., Source
Pressed (g) on base of one colorless insert