Burmese Candlestick

Object Name: 
Burmese Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Burmese Candlestick
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19.25 cm; Bobêche Diam: 8.6 cm; Foot Diam: 10.1 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Many Burmese pieces were produced in unusual or complicated shapes, with elaborate applied decoration. Despite their lack of enameled or gold decoration, they were the most expensive items on the company’s price list.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
Primary Description: 
Burmese Candlestick. Lead glass, acid finish Burmese, translucent pale lemon-yellow shading to pink; mold-blown; ribbed spheroid socket with flaring flat scalloped rim, attached by yellow merese to center of saucer bobêche with upright scalloped rim, attached by double merese to diamond-diapered baluster shaft, applied ribbed domed foot with flaring underfolded rim, smooth base; socket, bobêche and shaft, shaded -- yellow into pink; merese and foot, yellow.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Burmese Glass: 1885-1985
New Bedford Whaling Museum 1985-08-17 through 1985-12-29
Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 211, fig. 9-54; BIB# 88066
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) illustrated, pl. 281; BIB# 22375
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 45, front right; BIB# 67749
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) illustrated, #1, pl. 100; BIB# 25299
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Bonanza Books edition) (1950) illustrated, #1, pl. 100; BIB# 96725