Aesthetic-style Stained Glass Lantern

Object Name: 
Aesthetic-style Stained Glass Lantern

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Object Name: 
Aesthetic-style Stained Glass Lantern
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Lantern without Hanger H: 42 cm, W: 32.7 cm, D: 32.2 cm
On Display
about 1875-1880
Web Description: 
Hall lanterns were a popular type of fashionable lighting because they were often the first things a visitor would see upon entering a house. This example was probably meant to hang in a stairwell, since it was designed to be seen from the sides as well as from below. The overall geometric pattern—combined with elements of decorative foliage and silver-stained scenes of a frog, butterfly, bird, and flower—relate this lantern stylistically to the large stained glass screen with marsh landscape in this room. The screen and this lantern date to the period of the British Aesthetic movement in art (one of the sources for the later Arts and Crafts movement) which was strongly influenced by the Symbolists in France.
Associated Artists LLC, Source
Primary Description: 
Multi-colored glass; applied stain decoration; metal; lead; assembled. Square with a brass frame and inset panels of silver stained and marbled red glass. Leaded glass panels with pierced, cast and bent brass frame; rectangular panels have subdivisions flanking light green panels with foliage design. Each side has a circular panel in the center, one frog, one butterfly, one bird and one flower.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 2, right; BIB# AI92696