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Sconce

Description

Paint-decorated tinware sconce, of round shape, its side is painted black with red circles, the backplate is of plain tin with a starburst over-pattern and facted central pewter reflector behind the round plate of glass; there is a candle holder on the bracket extending from the base with a round disk and cylindrical holder (with wax candle).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1865
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
painting (coating)
pewter (tin alloy)
soldering
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Circle
Glass
glass (material)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
SCONCE
sconces
Soldered
soldering
Starburst
stars
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
9.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1389
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2917

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