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Lantern

Description

It has a bale handle with a spiral decoration on a round, and a stepped cap pierced with a circle motif. It has an open wire at the mid-section and the cylindrical base is pierced with a floral motif. It has a flared foot ring and it has been electrified, though it still has a glass fluid lamp in the base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
Stamped on the base is: patent applied for.
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
punching (surface marking technique)
stamping (forming)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Geometric
geometric patterns
LANTERN
lanterns (lighting devices)
Punched
punching (surface marking technique)
Spiral
spirals (geometric figures)
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Dimensions
17.375 (H), 5.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.119
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
11910

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