Cut Glass Lamp with Sulphides

Object Name: 
Cut Glass Lamp with Sulphides

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Object Name: 
Cut Glass Lamp with Sulphides
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2009.2.27
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 58.2 cm, Diam (max): 20 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1865-1880
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with metal and plaster; blown, applied, cut, assembled. Large cut glass lamp has wide foot with cut "star" on bottom, narrows slightly before widening to slender hollow ovoid body, narrows again to metal neck, with large ovoid top portion for oil. Lamp has two sulphides in the body: one of Shakespeare with the words "BARRE Fx" below, and the other Sir Walter Scott. Lamp has original metal burner at top with the words, "HINKS & SON/PATENT"near wick.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Megura, James, Source
2009-10-20
Color: 
Inscription: 
HINKS & SON/PATENT
inscription
Stamped Top of burner
BARRE Fx
inscription
Cast Bottom of Shakespear sulphide