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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.




Artist unknown (American, 19th century)

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.


On View, Gallery 172


Arts of the Americas


Artist unknown


Pair of Candlesticks


Pittsburgh (Object made in)

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c. 1830–1840


Pressed and blown glass, pewter


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

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