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Candlestick: dolphin, blue

Candlestick: dolphin, blue
Title
Candlestick: dolphin, blue
Date 
1845-1865
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26.7 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
Blue pressed lead glass candlestick with dolphin standard; hexagonal petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to dolphin standard mounted on square plinth.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
1965.899b
Gallery Label 
Due to the popularity of dolphin candlesticks, glass houses began to manufacture them in a variety of colors and with a range of different bases and sockets. Dolphin lamps and dishes were also produced. Because of their popularity among modern collectors, they have also been produced in the twentieth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group