Pressed Candlestick

Object Name: 
Pressed Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Pressed Candlestick
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.1 cm, Diam (max): 12.4 cm
On Display
about 1829-1830
Credit Line: 
Purchased in part with funds from the Gladys M. and Harry A. Snyder Memorial Trust
Web Description: 
This candlestick of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, MA, was acquired by the Museum in 2007. It was made in 1829 or shortly after and matches a drawing made by Deming Jarves, head of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, in a letter to his glasshouse superintendent, William Stutson, dated January 20, 1829, shortly after pressing of tableware was first accomplished. The design of the stem is reminiscent of English glass of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Only two of these candlesticks have turned up in the last 50 years. It is shown in a Boston & Sandwich catalog printed around 1874.
Stradlings, Source
Hambidge, Scott, Former Collection
Sticker On bottom of foot Circular white sticker black text.
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, mold-blown, pressed. Candlestick with a blown socket, applied pillar-molded stem attached to an inverted pressed toddy plate with undulating edge as the foot.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Collecting Earlier American Glass (2010-04) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# AI79439
Glassmaking, America's First Industry (2009-01) illustrated, p. 240, Fig. 5; BIB# AI77121
American Glass at Corning (2008-04-01) illustrated, p. 30;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2007 (2008) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# AI90242
The Hambidge Collection, Part I (2000-02-19) Lot #251;
No Title (Cover of Glass Club Bulletin) (2000) Cover;