Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Candlesticks, green and white dolphin

Candlesticks, green and white dolphin
Candlesticks, green and white dolphin
Overall: 10 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. ( 26.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm )
Pressed lead glass candlestick with dolphin standard; translucent green hexagonal petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to translucent white dolphin standard mounted on square, stepped plinth.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
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