Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Candlestick
Accession Number: 
91.3.42 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.4 cm, Diam: 10.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1800
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. George Ingham in memory of George Ingham
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass and polychrome; blown, cut, lampworked. Tall facet-cut shape; polygonal, straight-sided socket with rounded, facet-cut rim, panel-cut sides; panel-cut, waisted capstans at the base of the socket; oval knops containing lampworked floral bouquets below; with polished, slightly concave panels on opposite faces, cut horizontal ribbing on the rounded sides, and chamfered on the corners; the knops enclosing matching back-to-back floral bouquets, one side with four flowers (two pink, one white, and one purple, each with yellow and green centers); the bouquets on the opposite sides with six flowers and a bud (two orange, two white, one pink, one blue, with green and yellow centers, and a white bud), and marginal green leaves and curved green stems; panel-cut waisted sections below, with central faceted ball knops; circular disk feet with polygonal cut rims; large polished pontil mark underneath.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ingham, Mrs. George, Former Collection
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) p. 141, #36; BIB# AI30154
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, p. 5; BIB# AI96378
Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors' Association (1991) cover, p. 27;
French Paperweights (Christie's Sale) (1972-05-09) lot 116; BIB# 6006