"Cleopatra's Needle" Table Lamp
On View: 19th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
Black patinated bronze, porcelain, brass, glass
incised on upper surface of first step, counterclockwise: CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE / LONDON 1878 AD / ERECTED BY THOTHMES 111 / HELIOPOLIS 1700 BC
stamped on brass plaque affixed to brass neck: J. HOLGATE & CO / 20 ST. MARY'S GATE / MANCHESTER
stamped on brass neck: HINKS & SONS / PATENT
incised on obelisk back, top: Diamond Registration Mark for December 8, 1877
printed in black on porcelain burner knob: HINKS / No 2 / Duplex
stamped on brass wick container: HINKS & SON'S / PATENT
Gift of Isabel Shults, by exchange
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J. Holgate & Company. "Cleopatra's Needle" Table Lamp, ca. 1877. Black patinated bronze, porcelain, brass, glass, 29 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Isabel Shults, by exchange, 1989.114a-d. Creative Commons-BY
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