Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Candlestick
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.4.39
Dimensions: 
H: 17.3 cm, D (base): 14 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Crandall Melvin Jr., by exchange, in memory of Gertrude Christman Melvin
Primary Description: 
Translucent grayish non-lead glass; pressed. Cruciform stem with cross embossed on both sides, circular base, hollow underneath with "PATD PENDING" and "RIPLEY & CO" [printed in reverse] embossed underneath; pewter candlesocket at top, fastened with plaster. Base rim ground and polished.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Innes, Lowell (d. 1986), Former Collection
Schwind Antiques, Source
1986-05-09
Technique: 
Inscription: 
Ripley & Co on base
Trademark
Two important glass auctions (1986-05-03) Lot #256; BIB# 13023
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 65 (fig. 21, left and right); BIB# 19272