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Pair of amethyst pressed lead glass candlestick with dolphin standard; petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to dolphin standard mounted on square, stepped plinth.
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.
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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