6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor

Object Name: 
6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor

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Object Name: 
6-part Electrolier with New Bedford Harbor
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 57.5 cm, Diam (max): 45.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1910-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New Bedford Glass Society
Web Description: 
Electroliers were decorated with elaborately painted shades, and although they were labor-intensive to produce and expensive to purchase, they remained in production until the 1930s.
Pattern Name: 
Harbor Scene
New Bedford Glass Society, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, multi-colored enamels, bronze base; mold-blown and reverse-painted, cast base. Umbrella shaped shade with flat top having a hole for metal fitting; painted on the inside with a harbor scene showing several 19th century sailing ships, clouds and the moon. Stamped "THE PAIRPOINT CORP'N" on inside of shade near rim. Metal stem has column with vase-shaped finial on top, metal shade rest, three electric sockets marked "PRESS" with pull chains, "font" at bottom of column with band of wave-like decoration, supported on a double baluster; three flat vertical columns between "font" and tripodal base. Stamped on bottom of base, "PAIRPOINT/P/D3070"; ovoid paper label with "LACQUERED/CLEAN/ONLY WITH A /DAMP CLOTH"; fabric covered cord and two-prong plug. Light bulb, transparent, wit brass screw socket, marked at top, "370 LUMEN/40W LUXOR/125-130V/3500 AVG HOURS"; interior of bulb has glass supports for filament and probably dates from shortly after 1922 when "point" on top of bulb ceased to be necessary.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass 2011 (2010-12) illustrated, p. 8;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 35 (1993) illustrated, p. 129, #23; BIB# AI32226