Cathedral Spire

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Object Name: 
Cathedral Spire
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 46 cm, W: 12 cm; (Base) H: 8.9 cm, W: 24.2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur D. Leidesdorf
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; cast, assembled. Hexagonal spire; two tiers of six lancet-arched colorless glass prisms, mounted in white gold or possibly silver, yellow gold arches separate two tiers, openwork steeple, six white, three yellow diamonds decorate summit of the pinnacle; six miniature gold spires act as supports for base. Signed "Steuben 5-5" on one prism, "Steuben" on another, "45" on another.
Leidesdorf, Arthur D., Source
Masters of Czech Glass 1945-1965
Dan Klein Ltd