Candelabrum and Base

Object Name: 
Candelabrum and Base

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Object Name: 
Candelabrum and Base
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 37.7 cm, Diam (max): 31.5 cm
On Display
about 1725-1735
Credit Line: 
Gift of Albert Nesle
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, brass; blown, mold-blown, pattern-molded. (a) Massive candlestick shape; cylindrical socket with inward-folded rim; mounted on a massive stem with heavy three-ring annulated knop at top, above a large, hollow, ball-shaped knop with overall molded pattern of repeated hexagons (16 hexagons in a horizontal row), and a basal five-ring annulated knop; large domed and terraced foot with rough pontil mark underneath; (b) massive three-armed form on stem, fitting loosely inside the socket on (a); arms S-shaped, attached to a central cylindrical section using large pads of glass; arms curled in a spiral nearest the central attachment; the distant ends terminating in small rounded sections and capped with inverted domed and terraced drip pans and cylindrical candle sockets; the top of the central attachment capped with a turned brass candle socket mounted on a domed foot, cemented in place; a three-ring annulated knop below the attachment of the arms, above a wide disk, and solid, cylindrical shank; rough pontil mark on the tip of the shank.
Nesle, Albert, Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 186-187, #36; BIB# 103865
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 134, #19; BIB# AI30154