Electric Delftware Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1750-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2149

Description

Delftware decanter with four widely fluted sides below short, narrow neck, with overall blue hand-painted flora and fauna decoration; fitted later as base for electric lamp with pierced paper shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

electric lamps (lighting device components)
decanters
delftware
earthenware
hand-painted
molding (forming)
glazing (coating)
tin glaze
Earthenware
Tin Glazed
Molded
Delftware
Lamp, Electric

Inscription

Printed paper label on bottom underside: ""596"" [possibly old auction number label, perhaps from the Crane Estate sale, Ipswich].

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.160