Candlestick: dolphin blue/white

Object Number: 
1965.891a
Date: 
1845-1865
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. ( 26.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Pressed lead glass candlestick with dolphin standard; translucent blue hexagonal petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to translucent white dolphin standard mounted on square plinth with small step.
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group