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Electric Lamp

Description

Bronze Neo-Classical (Adamesque) electric lamp in two parts. A) Top section. Large inverted bell with drop acanthus leaf finial at bottom. Supports balluster shaped turned shaft. Three horizontal sockets wrap around shaft middle. Each socket to hold one incandescent bulb. [Bulbs controlled by bead pulls, powered by two-prong black electric cord.] Threaded green-painted finial at top secures shade (missing). Inverted bell at bottom sits inside top ring of B) Bottom section or base. Has green marble pedestal with felted bottom. On pedestal rests second bronze base with acanthus leaf band and pineapple finial in center. Three legs rise from base - each leg with paw foot, angular sides, and outstretched bird capital. Capitals support circular ring stretcher with stamped leaf band, on which bell of A) top section rests.

Details

Maker
Hubbell (Manufacturer)
Date
1900
Inscriptions
"HUBBELL" (stamped)
Material
bronze (metal)
marble (rock)
stamping (marking)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Descriptive terms
acanthus (motif)
bronze (metal)
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
Lamp
Lamp, Electric
marble (rock)
Neoclassical
paw feet
pineapple (motif)
stamping (marking)
Dimensions
19 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.834
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
179701

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