M'Cord & Shiner
Engraved by Joseph Shiner
Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Blown and engraved glass, tin
H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. Burton P. Fabricand Gift, 1998
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 whichthis lantern may have been a sample.