Baptismal Font

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Object Name: 
Baptismal Font
Accession Number: 
H: 34.6 cm, D(base): 13.9 cm, (bowl): 10.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maude B. Feld
Primary Description: 
Greyish white glass; white metal; pressed. Hemispherical bowl with "I.H.S." in an oval on each side; two branches extend from opposite sides of bowl and end in metal candle sockets; metal collar underneath bowl affixed to pressed hollow glass standard with a cross impressed on each side; ending in a circular domed base with "PAT PENDING" on one side and " RIPLEY & CO " on other.
Feld, Maude B. (Mrs. Samuel B.), Source
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 282, #1110; BIB# 30457
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 64-65 (fig. 22); BIB# 19272