Electric Light Radiator in "Russian" Pattern

Object Name: 
Electric Light Radiator in "Russian" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Electric Light Radiator in "Russian" Pattern
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 15.6 cm, Diam (max): 9.2 cm
On Display
about 1887
Web Description: 
This design was patented in 1887 by John Hoare. It was created to diffuse the glare of electric light bulbs, a relatively new technology.
Pattern Name: 
Goetscheus, C. F., Source
Primary Description: 
Electric Light Radiator in "Russian" Pattern. Colorless glass; cut brass, blown and cut. Pear-shaped object in two identical halves held together by screw-on brass collar; small hole at top, perhaps for ventilation.
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning, 1868-1940
Corning Museum of Glass 1977-04 through 1977-10
Toledo Museum of Art 1977-11 through 1978-02
A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Glass (1999) illustrated, p. 79; BIB# 67965
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning 1868-1940 (1977) p. 36, 39-40, 90, fig. 28, cat. #34; BIB# 28368