Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark

Object Name: 
Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark

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Object Name: 
Solar Lamp with Forged Maker Mark
Accession Number: 
H (with globe): 67.8 cm, D (globe): 24 cm
On Display
about 1850-1860, inscription probably added in the 1960's.
Primary Description: 
Red and colorless glass, marble, brass; blown and cut. Colorless spherical glass shade cut with a design of circles in ellipses (so-called peapod pattern); brass lard oil burner with center missing; mounted on top of a red overlay glass stem enameled with floral motifs; mounted on a square stepped base of brass and marble with "Thomas Leighton" deeply sandblasted into the marble.
Stradlings, Source
Leighton, Thomas, Former Collection
Thomas Leighton
Sandblasted (a) on base
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
New Marks on Old Glass (2011) illustrated, p. 5, fig 1; BIB# AI85388
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 158, #267; BIB# 58995
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 22, 92, pl. 31; BIB# 33046
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 5, fig. 7;
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 333; BIB# 22375
Recent Important Acquisitions, 22 (1980) illustrated, p. 96, #34; BIB# AI98082