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1971.463AB (RS269901)

Description

a.) Four applied canted feet; squat cylindrical body visually divided into three horizontal bands; the outer bands are ornamented with foliage and flowers in low relief, the center band with mammals and birds in the midst of foliate and flowers; applied horizontal handles; originally kerosine, now fitted for electricity with light socket and harp. b) Lampshade covered with raw silk; concave circular walls.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1880
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Foliage
foliation (pattern)
LAMP
lamps (lighting devices)
plate (material)
scrolling foliage
Silver
silver (metal)
Dimensions
7.5 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.463AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5051

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