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Double-Plated Lamp

A work made of cobalt blue, opaque white, and clear glass, gilt bronze, and marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cobalt blue, opaque white, and clear glass, gilt bronze, and marble.

Date:

c. 1865

Artist:

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
American, 1825–1888
Sandwich, Massachusetts

About this artwork

Contributing to the 19th-century enthusiasm for brilliant color and elaborate surface decoration, the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company made a variety of overlay lamps in numerous sizes, shapes, and colors. Because of their monumental scale, these kerosene lamps may have been used on the floor near a piano or as banqueting lamps on a table. The labor-intensive method of combining different colored metals in layers and cutting them away to reveal glass beneath was practiced by European glassmakers, particularly from Bohemia, who brought this technology to the United States.

Status

On View, Gallery 173

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (Manufacturer)

Title

Double-Plated Lamp

Place

Sandwich (Object made in)

Date

c. 1865

Medium

Cobalt blue, opaque white, and clear glass, gilt bronze, and marble

Dimensions

H.: 97.8 cm (38 1/2 in.) to top of shade

Credit Line

The Mrs. Maurice H. Mandelbaum Collection

Reference Number

1994.5

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