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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Robert H. Ramp, American, 1920–2012
Manufacturer: Reed and Barton, American, founded 1840

“Contemporary Group” Candelabrum

1950

Electroplated nickel silver

8 × 8 5/8 × 5 1/4 in. (20.3 × 21.91 × 13.34 cm)
Jeannette S. Cressler Fund
1985.22.1a-b
Geography: 
Made in Taunton, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

David Mason, Worchester, mass., by 1985

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 52.

W. Scott Braznell, “A ‘New Way of Life’: A Candelabrum from Reed and Barton’s ‘Contemporary Group’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1997–98): 76–83, fig. 1.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 372–73, no. 262.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.