Electric Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1900

GUSN

GUSN-179701

Description

Bronze Neo-Classical (Adamesque) electric lamp in two parts. A) Top section. Large inverted bell with drop acanthus leaf finial at bottom. Supports balluster shaped turned shaft. Three horizontal sockets wrap around shaft middle. Each socket to hold one incandescent bulb. [Bulbs controlled by bead pulls, powered by two-prong black electric cord.] Threaded green-painted finial at top secures shade (missing). Inverted bell at bottom sits inside top ring of B) Bottom section or base. Has green marble pedestal with felted bottom. On pedestal rests second bronze base with acanthus leaf band and pineapple finial in center. Three legs rise from base - each leg with paw foot, angular sides, and outstretched bird capital. Capitals support circular ring stretcher with stamped leaf band, on which bell of A) top section rests.

Details

Descriptive Terms

electric lamps (lighting device forms)
bronze (metal)
marble (rock)
stamping (marking)
Neoclassical
acanthus (motif)
pineapple (motif)
paw feet
Lamp
Lamp, Electric
Lamp, Electric

Inscription

"HUBBELL" (stamped)

Maker

Hubbell (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

19 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.834