Exhibitions/ Art Object

Lantern

Maker:
M'Cord & Shiner
Decorator:
Engraved by Joseph Shiner
Date:
1825–31
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Blown and engraved glass, tin
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. Burton P. Fabricand Gift, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
This lantern advertised the services of Joseph Shiner, an independent glass engraver and cutter. In 1829, in the firm’s advertisement in a Philadelphia newspaper, M’Cord and Shiner featured “one hundred hall and entry lamps cut to various elegant new patterns,” of which
this lantern may have been a sample.
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