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Overall H: 10.8 cm; Socket Diam: 3.2 cm; Foot Diam: 12.1 cm
On Display
about 1650-1699
Primary Description: 
Candlestick. Colorless glass with grayish cast; blown, diamond-point engraved. Cylindrical socket with out folded rim strengthened by cast off thread; large merese (functioning as dripping pan) is joined to blown baluster stem above small, solid baluster-shaped glue bit, and merese; hollow bulb projects from center of blown, saucer shaped foot with out folded edge and pontil mark on base. Diamond point engraved foliage on socket, hollow knop, and foot; foot has running scroll of flowers and leaves on which four birds—two peacocks and two pheasants(?)—are perched. These are rendered in outline with rough hatching.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
Treasures in Glass (1966) p. 29, #38; BIB# 28036