Lot 244 View Catalog
MIXED METALS VASE LAMP, font holder embossed with entwining floral decoration and with copper finish, raised on a cast iron circular base with three toes and brass finish, brass drop-in font, No. 2 brass collar. Fitted with a period set-up comprising a Bridgeport Brass Co. "Leader" lip burner, thumbwheel marked "BRIDGEPORT BRASS CO / LEADER NO. 2", and under base "PAT'D JUNE 1 69 / SEPT. 18.77" / NOV.18.79 APR.6.80", 5 1/8" shade ring, together by association, appropriate mold-blown chimney, and an intricately deep acid-etched cylindrical-form colorless shade with two smiling face moons above a partial sun with rays, butterflies, stars, owl, and comets. Third quarter 19th century. 18 1/8" H to top of shade, 10" H to top of collar, 5 5/8" DOA base. Shade 6 5/8" H, 5" D fitter.
Provenance: Collection of Bill Courter.