Altar Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Altar Candlestick
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.6.2 A
Overall H: 23.7 cm, Diam: 12.4 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Weisbrod, Michael B., Source
inside of feet circular paper label printed black on white
Primary Description: 
Altar Candlestick. Translucent white and blue non-lead (?) glasses; blown, cased, carved, assembled. Assembled shape, of several segments of blue overlay on colorless, cameo carved; with thin, pointed, gilt metal pricket on top, with disk base; attached to a small, shallow drip pan with everted sides and flat base, the exterior blue cameo carved in a series of foliate scrolls and stylized flowers; mounted on a short, blue, turned segment with bulbous knops; on a tall, slender shaft with carved lappet border at the top, and foliate scrolls and stylized flowers (different flower shapes: circular); blue rim at the base; mounted on a large drip pan of shallow, circular shape with everted rim and flat base; blue rim and base; band of relief-carved foliate scrolls and flowers on the sides, with carved stylized leaves at the bottom; incised ring on the underside; mounted on a ball knop, with blue bands at the top and bottom, and relief-carved flowers and foliate scrolls on the side; mounted on a bell-shaped foot, like an inverted tea bowl; terraced blue top with a band of carved jui lappets, a wide band with flowers and foliate scrolls; narrow rounded band near the rim, with a narrow band of scrolls and flowers; blue band at the rim; incised four-character reign marks of “乾隆年制 Qianlong Nianzhi” on the molded blue bands at the tops of the bell-shaped feet writing from right side to the left; circular paper label on the inside of the feet, printed black on white "MICHAEL B. WEISBROD INC. NEW YORK." and inscribed in black ink in the center "177"; foot rim ground flat.
Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame: Later Chinese Glass
China House Gallery 1990-04-19 through 1990-06-17
Curated by Claudia Brown and Donald Robiner
Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame: Later Chinese Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 86-87 (#52); BIB# 33493
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, pp. 6, 16-17; BIB# AI96383
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 117, #14; BIB# AI19055