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Candlestick

1949.772.1 (RS179410)

Description

Transparent vaselin-colored two-part molded body. Square base surmounted by column in form of dolphin. Six-sided bulbous petal blossom socket with conforming vasiform neck terminating in large beads. Socket joined to column with free-blown glass wafer.

Details

Label
Another of the Tysons' favorite items to collect was early American colored glass. Many of the pieces they collected were made by the Sandwich Glass Company on Cape Cod. The ladies enjoyed displaying their collections in color-coordinated groupings, especially in the bedrooms. For example, the glass in the guest bedroom is predominantly blue and white and the glass in the drawing room bed chamber is predominantly green. Visitors will notice the Sandwich Glass Company's signature dolphin candlesticks and soda glass carpet balls throughout the Hamilton house.
Maker
Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Glassmaker)
Date
ca. 1840
Location of origin
Sandwich, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
pressing
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Holders
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Candleholder
Candlestick
candlesticks
glass (material)
pressing
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.772.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7699

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