Candlestick

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-7699

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

Descriptive Terms

candlesticks
glass (material)
pressing
Candleholder
Candlestick
Candlestick

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.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Glassmaker)

Location of Origin

Sandwich, MA, USA

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.772.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)