Electrolier

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Object Name: 
Electrolier
Accession Number: 
95.2.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 94 cm, Diam (max): 46 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1887-1890
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, brass; blown, cut, assembled. Brass framework with central brass column having a hollow glass section at top, cut in a diamond pattern, and a larger section in the center of the brass column which is composed of a cylindrical section cut in squares, and a spherical lower section cut in diamonds with a "waist" in between. The lower part of the central column has two more glass sections, trumpet-shaped and cut in diamonds. This vertical section supports a horizontal framework from which hang three egg-shaped globes, cut in a diamond pattern, which held the light bulbs. Above each globe is a brass spear head; brass scrolls between the central section and the globes support glass fan-like sections, cut in diamonds and glass spear heads above the fans. The metal is stamped "OSLER".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., Former Collection
1995-04-19
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
OSLER
Stamp
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-05-19 through 2006-11-30
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Mobilier din sticla (2006-10) illustrated, p. 88; BIB# AI97184
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 243, #31; BIB# AI97737
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# AI95180