Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark

Object Name: 
Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark

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Object Name: 
Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark
Accession Number: 
79.4.1
Dimensions: 
H (with globe): 67.8 cm, D (globe): 24 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1850-1860, inscription probably added in the 1960's.
Primary Description: 
Red and colorless glass, marble, brass; blown and cut. Colorless spherical glass shade cut with a design of circles in ellipses (so-called peapod pattern); brass lard oil burner with center missing; mounted on top of a red overlay glass stem enameled with floral motifs; mounted on a square stepped base of brass and marble with "Thomas Leighton" deeply sandblasted into the marble.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Stradlings, Source
1979-02-02
Leighton, Thomas, Former Collection
Category: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
Thomas Leighton
signature
Sandblasted (a) on base
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
New Marks on Old Glass (2011) illustrated, p. 5, fig 1; BIB# AI85388
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 158, #267; BIB# 58995
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 22, 92, pl. 31; BIB# 33046
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 5, fig. 7;
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 333; BIB# 22375
Recent Important Acquisitions, 22 (1980) illustrated, p. 96, #34;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1979 (1980) p. 6;