Taperstick

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Object Name: 
Taperstick
Accession Number: 
86.4.198
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.7 cm, Diam (max): 6.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1739-1776
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Wistar
Primary Description: 
Blue non-lead glass; blown and tooled. Cylindrical candlesocket above tooled hollow drip pan above a knop above a hollow hour- glass-like stem, applied foot, folded under; rough pontil mark in center with rectangular label "101" on top of a larger rectangular paper label.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Wistar Estate, Elizabeth (d. 1993), Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Title Unknown (Corning Museum of Glass)
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1976 through 1976
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 86, 683; BIB# 61154
American Antiques and Collectibles (2001) illustrated, p. 264; BIB# 76353
A Catalogue of American Antiques (1990) illustrated, p. 92; BIB# 69239
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 118, #16; BIB# AI19055
Glass Production in Eighteenth Century America: The Wistarburg Enterprise (1976) pp. 93-94, figs. 19-20;
The Wistarburgh Glassworks : The Beginning of Jersey Glassmaking (1976) illustrated, pp. 24-25, fig. 17; BIB# 19317