Double-Plated Lamp

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

On View

American Art, Gallery 173

Artist

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company

Title

Double-Plated Lamp

Origin

Sandwich

Date

1860–1870

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

Extended information about this artwork

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