Pierre Emmanuel Guerin (American, born France, 1833-1911). <em>Floor Lamp</em>, Patented April 13, 1886. Brass, glass, iron, 51 1/4 x 11 x 13 in. (130.2 x 27.9 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Clifford D. Mallory in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rogers Mallory, by exchange, 2004.32a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.32a-c_bw.jpg)

Floor Lamp

Artist:Pierre Emmanuel GuerinP. E. Guerin

Medium: Brass, glass, iron

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Patented April 13, 1886

Dimensions: 51 1/4 x 11 x 13 in. (130.2 x 27.9 x 33 cm)



Accession Number: 2004.32a-c

Image: 2004.32a-c_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Brass floor lamp with glass kerosene reservoir, shade, and chimney. (a) Lamp stand is in the form of a stylized bird of prey standing on a single elongated, scaly leg; an oversized foot with talons forms the base. Attached to the bird's crown is a squat, spherical kerosene reservoir of amber hobnail glass. A circular coronet-style burner screws into the neck ring of the reservoir. (b) Blue hobnail glass shade sits atop the stand; bowl-shaped form flares out to scalloped rim. (c) Colorless glass baluster-shaped chimney fits into cylindrical holder around burner and within blue shade.

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