Parade Lantern for a Fire Company

Object Name: 
Parade Lantern for a Fire Company

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Object Name: 
Parade Lantern for a Fire Company
Accession Number: 
2006.4.170
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 119 cm, W: 24.8 cm, D: 24.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1875
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent red and blue flat glass; engraved, brass, assembled. Square shaped lantern with 4 glass panels, one red/colorless pane engraved with a fire wagon and "VIGILANT", a blue/colorless pane engraved with the arms of New York State showing Liberty and Justice beneath an eagle on another side, one plain red pane, and another blue/colorless pane depicting a man holding a flag that says "EXCELSIOR". Engraved triangular corner panes complete the design. The entire lamp is mounted on a brass rod.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Stradlings, Source
Material: 
Inscription: 
VIGILANT
inscription
Engraved On red panel Located on a banner above the fire wagon.
EXCELSIOR
inscription
Engraved On blue panel with man carrying flag. Lcated on flag carried by man.
EXCELSIOR
inscription
Engraved On blue panel with coat of arms Located on a banner beneath Liberty and Jusctice.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 12, bottom left;