Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1880

GUSN

GUSN-5051

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

Descriptive Terms

lamps (lighting devices)
silver (metal)
plate (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
floral patterns
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
Silver
Bird
Foliage
Floral
LAMP

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

7.5 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.463AB