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Candlesticks (pair)

Candlesticks (pair)
Title
Candlesticks (pair)
Date 
1845-1865
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
each: 11 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 28.3 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Pair of pressed lead glass candlesticks with dolphin standard; colorless hexagonal petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to amber dolphin standard mounted on square, stepped plinth with incurving pedistal with swags.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
1965.898ab
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