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Pair of Candlesticks

A work made of pressed and blown glass, pewter.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pressed and blown glass, pewter.

Date:

1830/40

Artist:

Artist unknown
American, 19th century
Pittsburgh

About this artwork

The combination of blown and pressed elements in these candlestick designs makes them some of the most sophisticated American glass of this period. The candlesticks retain their original pewter inserts, called bobeche, which prevented the heat of the candle from cracking the glass.

Status

On View, Gallery 172

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Pair of Candlesticks

Place

Pittsburgh (Object made in)

Date

c. 1830–1840

Medium

Pressed and blown glass, pewter

Dimensions

Each: 18.3 × 13.4 cm (7 3/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Eric Oldberg; through prior acquisition of the Corning Museum of Glass

Reference Number

1995.39.1-2

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