Candlestick (one of a pair)

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.

On View

American Art, Gallery 172

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Candlestick (one of a pair)

Origin

Pittsburgh

Date

1830–1840

Medium

Pressed and blown glass, pewter

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Eric Oldberg; through prior acquisition of the Corning Museum of Glass

Reference Number

1995.39.2

Extended information about this artwork

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