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"Cleopatra's Needle" Table Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: 19th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Black patinated bronze, porcelain, brass, glass
DATES ca. 1877
DIMENSIONS 29 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view on the 19th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Isabel Shults, by exchange
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CAPTION 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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"Cleopatras Needle" Table Lamp