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Electric Delftware Lamp

1991.160 (RS21082)

Description

Delftware decanter with four widely fluted sides below short, narrow neck, with overall blue hand-painted flora and fauna decoration; fitted later as base for electric lamp with pierced paper shade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Inscriptions
Printed paper label on bottom underside: ""596"" [possibly old auction number label, perhaps from the Crane Estate sale, Ipswich].
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
delftware
earthenware
glazing (coating)
hand-painted
molding (forming)
tin glaze
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
decanters
Delftware
delftware
Earthenware
earthenware
electric lamps (lighting device components)
glazing (coating)
hand-painted
Lamp, Electric
Molded
molding (forming)
tin glaze
Tin Glazed
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.160
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2149

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