Lamp

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Object Name: 
Lamp
Accession Number: 
72.4.29
Dimensions: 
H: 20.5 cm, W: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1813-1830
Credit Line: 
Gift of Preston Bassett
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown font, pressed base. Spherical font with horizontal air-trap around sides, attached by wafer to hollow inverted baluster-shape stem containing Spanish silver coin with hole; on one side inscribed: "DEI GRATIA [illegible] CAROLUS III", an illegible inscription with the date "1782" on opposite side; stem attached by wafer to pressed square base with fluted design underneath.
Provenance: 
Bassett, Preston, Source
1972-03-27
Recent Important Acquisitions, 15 (1973) illustrated, p. 194, #42; BIB# AI91004
The Evolution of the American Glass Lamp (1967-02) p. 1468, fig. 10; BIB# AI82577