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H: 12 cm, W: 9.4 cm, D: 6.9 cm
Not on Display
about 1989
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Gift of Prof. Claus Josef Riedel
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Colorless glass; cast or pressed, cut, ground and acid-polished. Solid block: rhombic horizontal cross-section; flat top with cylindrical socket for candle and beveled edges; vertical side and flat bottom, also with beveled edges; decorated with three horizontal V-shaped grooves, each 1.5 cm wide, tops of which are 2.4, 5.3 and 8.1 cm below top; underside with etched mark or sand-blasted mark: "RIEDEL" (retrograde); attached to top, maker's printed label in black on white paper: in cartouche, "VORSIGHT! / Kerze nicht vollständig / hinunterbrennen! / ATTENTION! / Take care that candles do / not burn into holder!"; attached to side, maker's printed label in white on black paper: in cartouche, "Handmade in Austria / RIEDEL / since 1756 / lead crystal / over 24% PbO / 1/89".
Riedel, Claus Josef, Source