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Hanging Hall Lamp

Description

Hanging hall lamp with glass shade. Lamp has a central cast brass candle socket [A] depicting a circular pierced cluster of leaves with a central pendant. Glass shade [B] is bell-shaped with an etched grape and floral design. Stamped foliate designs on brass bands at base and rim. Shade has three s-shaped foliate hooks that attach to bell and chains [C]. Three chains flank a hemispherically shaped reservoir with a Greek key band at top. Above this is a foliage cluster and a bell-shaped section where the fixture affixes to the ceiling.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1807
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
etching (printing process)
glass (material)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
etching (printing process)
Floral
glass (material)
Greek Key
hanging lamps
Lamp
Dimensions
2.875 (H), 3.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.593A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5227

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