PRESSED DOLPHIN DOUBLE-STEP PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS, electric blue, each six-petal socket with lower extension, raised on a medium dolphin-form standard and square base, wafer construction. Probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1845-1870. 9 7/8" H, 3 5/8" SQ base.
One in excellent condition overall with a single chip to the top of one socket petal. Other in very good condition overall with a few scattered flakes to the underside of the socket petals, a moderate chip to one base point, and dolphin tail being lightly tipped. Each having some minor roughness at the mold lines, especially at the base, as made.
Literature: Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 4, p. 66, fig. 4055.
Provenance: From an important New York private collection.