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Lamp base

Object Number: 
1939.371
Date: 
1902-1920
Medium: 
Favrile glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 4 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on underside: "L.C.T." engraved: on underside in pontil mark: "5033"
Description: 
Iridescent blown glass lamp base in the form of a candlestick; flared socket, tapering, twisted stem flaring to circular base; pontil mark. Socket receives kerosene lighting apparatus (missing).
Gallery Label: 
This base forms part of a kerosene lighting device known as "The Twilight," patented in 1894. Complete examples are 1942.244a-c, INV.2182a-c, and INV.2183a-c.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Ferris Simmons
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group