Candlestick (one of a pair)
- c. 1740–1760
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Non-lead glass
- Lighting Devices
- Height: 10 3/8 in. (26.353 cm.) Diameter: 5 3/16 in. (13.18 cm.)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Grand Salon, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
This candlestick and its mate take full advantage of the brilliant, reflective quality of lead glass. The rings, the ribs on the domed foot, the faceted aspect of the stems, and the balls containing air bubbles were all designed to catch the light. When holding a burning candle in the dim interiors of the 18th century, this piece of glass must have glistened beautifully. If desired, cut decoration could also be applied to this model. Occasionally, such cut decoration was added to bases at a later date to disguise chips around the foot rim.
Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 88.