Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-11910

Description

It has a bale handle with a spiral decoration on a round, and a stepped cap pierced with a circle motif. It has an open wire at the mid-section and the cylindrical base is pierced with a floral motif. It has a flared foot ring and it has been electrified, though it still has a glass fluid lamp in the base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
brass (alloy)
punching (surface marking technique)
stamping (forming)
geometric patterns
spirals (geometric figures)
Brass
Stamped
Punched
Spiral
Geometric
LANTERN

Inscription

Stamped on the base is: patent applied for.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

17.375 (H), 5.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.119