Fire Fly

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Object Name: 
3-part Miniature Lamp
Title: 
Fire Fly
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.4.62
Dimensions: 
(a&b) H: 10 cm; (a) D: 5.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1877-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift in memory of Gertrude Christman Melvin
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white glass; metal; mold-blown. (a) Truncated conical font of colorless glass with "FIRE FLY" embossed on one side, star on base, brass collar, (c) brass burner with claws for elevated shade. (b) Opaque white golbular shade.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Melvin, Crandall, Jr., Source
Melvin, Gertrude Christman, Former Collection