Candlestick

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Object Name: 
Candlestick
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.2.17
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.75 cm; Foot Diam: 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1760-1770
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; pattern-molded and blown. Cylindrical socket with molded wide-spread vertical ribs and in-folded rim, composite shaft including long cylindrical with pair air-twist cable spirals and between collared ball-knops with circle of tears or air-beads, circular high domed foot with molded heavy radial ribs each swirling to plain rim from diamond-boss at shoulder of dome, rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Color: 
In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain during the 1700s
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-05 through 2022-01-02
In 2020, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain during the 1700s; an exhibition exploring the role of glass, light and reflectivity in eighteenth-century social life. In the 1700s, Britain was a vibrant and commercial nation. Its growing cities were hubs of sociability, scientific advancement, trade, and finance. From glittering costume and elaborately presented confectionery, to polished mirrors and dazzling chandeliers, glass helped define the social rituals and cultural values of the period. While new innovations in glass delighted the wealthy, the material also bore witness to the ambitions of colonization and the horrors of the African slave trade. Glass beads were traded for human lives and elegant glass dishes, baskets and bowls held sweet delicacies made with sugar produced by enslaved labor. Underpinning Britain’s prosperity were aggressive foreign trade policies, colonization and a far-reaching economy of enslavement, the profits of which funded the pleasures and innovations of the fashionable world. Beginning in the intimate setting of a private dressing room, with a magnificent silver gilt dressing service made for the Duchess of Portland in about 1700, learn about how the elite prepared themselves for a night of revelry and entertainment. See the dazzling clothes and accessories worn by the ‘polished’ individual and understand the rules that governed how they behaved. Enter a specially commissioned virtual reality reconstruction of the remarkable and innovative glass-paneled drawing room designed for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in 1775, an interior that hasn’t been seen for nearly 200 years. Become immersed in the glittering nightlife of British elite and feel the tension between the exuberance of the fashionable world and the human cost of such sparkling company. Through a lens of glass, see what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost.
Story of English Glass (Traveling Exhibition)
Venue(s)
Berea College
Coe College
Oneonta State Teachers College
Paine Art Center and Arboretum
Suffolk Museum
 
The Story of English Glass
Venue(s)
Montclair Art Museum 1956
Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse 1956
Wenham Historical Association and Museum 1956
Berea College 1958
Coe College 1958
Oneonta State Teachers College 1958
Paine Art Center and Arboretum 1958
Suffolk Museum 1958
Loeb Art Center 1959
Alabama Polytechnic Institute 1960
Birmingham Museum of Art 1960
Community Savings Bank 1960
Huntington Galleries 1960
Atlanta Art Association 1962
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery 1962
Columbia Museum of Art 1962
Georgia Museum of Art 1962
North Carolina State College Union 1962
URI Memorial Union 1962
Title Unknown (Rich's)
Venue(s)
Rich's Inc. 1948-10 through 1948-10
 
Title Unknown (Antiques) (1942-05) illustrated, p. 294;