Wall Sconce, 1 of 8

Artist:UnknownHerter Brothers

Medium: Brass, glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1881

Dimensions: 19 11/16 x 9 1/2 x 14 7/16 in. (50 x 24.1 x 36.7 cm)

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Accession Number: 41.980.78a-b

Catalogue Description:
Brass gas wall sconce (a) with glass shade (b); one of set of eight, 41.980.75-82. Symmetrical reticulated back plate: large anthemion at top above circular section with main attachment to armature supporting lamp proper; below a shield shape and below than an inverted smaller anthemion flanked by symmetrical scrolls. Armature supporting lamp is scrolling open design topped by grotesque animal head. Lamp proper in five sections; large cup-shape main section with solid liner; reticulated cover; two-part narrow annular collar; reticulated cylindrical neck now containing electric light bulb receptacle; reticulated circular globe bracket with four screws. Six-lobed baluster shape frosted glass shade with etched classically inspired floral garlands. Originally gas, now electrified.

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