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Oil Lamp Receptacle, Lamp, Hurricane Glass, Glass Globe

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain; glass
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1880
    DIMENSIONS Oil lamp and receptacle: 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (26 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm) Hurricane glass: 10 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (25.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm) Glass globe: 7 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (19.1 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS (a) on underside, partially covered, purple transfer: '[Company Logo]'. Christies tag with blue ink: '966 only one'
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.229a-d
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. (founded 1751). Oil Lamp Receptacle, Lamp, Hurricane Glass, Glass Globe, ca. 1880. Porcelain; glass, Oil lamp and receptacle: 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (26 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.229a-d. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE detail, CUR.1999.152.229a_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Four part oil lamp in porcelain and glass. (a) Base: rounded squat shape, with short neck, wide central opening, exterior of white glazed porcelain, decorated with large molded, flat, circular dark brown leaves with gold paint highlights and irregularly spaced gold colored stems and large gold buds with red highlights. Central opening, interior: with brass colored metal conforming insert, attached by central bolt through to reverse of base. The whole on a rocaille design base in dark brown and gold with four raised vertical curved feet with thick gold bands on exterior of feet. (b) Oil Lamp: Vertical, circular brass colored metal oil lamp, with detachable upper section with graduating circular discs and vertical section for cloth taper; to one side two disc shaped handles on pins to lower and raise cloth taper. (c) Colorless glass hurricane: glass hurricane cover. (d) Frosted and clear colorless glass globe shaped cover. Wide, spherical, lobed, frosted and clear glass cover.
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    Oil Lamp Receptacle, Lamp, Hurricane Glass, Glass Globe