Geissler Tube and Stand

Object Name: 
Geissler Tube and Stand

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Object Name: 
Geissler Tube and Stand
Accession Number: 
97.3.24
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 28.6 cm; (a) Tube Diam: 7.2 cm; (b) Foot Diam: 9.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1870-1915
Primary Description: 
Colorless and yellow non-lead glasses, brown wood, dark metal; (glass) lampworked, (wood) turned, painted, (metal) hand-worked. Egg-shaped hollow glass form with smaller ovoid section at top, ending in a small metal cap and loop, from which a wire hangs. Within the large hollow form is a curly cross made out of one piece of twisted hollow glass tubing of colorless glass, which ends in an hourglass form of yellow glass, hollow spherical section below that has a short tube leading down at an angle which also ends in a cap and loop. The bottom of the main section is a short cylindrical tube ending in a point. The entire glass structure is inserted in a circular wooded stem and base, painted black on the top and unpainted on the base.
Provenance: 
Gemmary, Source
1997-06-09
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)