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Candlestick, One of Pair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER M. Goldsmith Company
MEDIUM Chrome-plated metal, plastic
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1930s
    DIMENSIONS 10 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (25.4 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped into underside of base: "M. GOLDSMITH CO. BROOKLYN 4C"
    SIGNATURE no signanture
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION M. Goldsmith Company. Candlestick, One of Pair, ca. 1930s. Chrome-plated metal, plastic, 10 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (25.4 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.163.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE mark, 85.163.1_85.163.2_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Candlestick composed of large, disk-like chromed-iron base from which rises a thin, straight chromed steel shaft, ringed by plastic decorative elements. Atop the base, around the shaft is a flat plastic, amber-colored disk, surmounted by a clear plastic sphere, which is in turn surmounted by two darker amber cylinders separated by metal bands. The shaft rises to carry a chrome plated steel bĂ´beche composed of a disk carrying a narrow cylinder. CONDITION: Overall good with some small scratches and dents to metal rings separating plastic parts, as well as wear to edges of bases. Both bobeches may have been machine-polished recently. Construction has shaft screwing through base. Clearly the sticks were disassembled. The metal cylinder that fits between the sphere and the shaft may be in upside down. It is not certain if there should be space at the top or bottom of this fitting; the space is currently at the bottom.
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