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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    AN AMERICAN 'ARABESQUE' GILT-BRASS LANTERN

    BY H.N. HOOPER & CO., BOSTON, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN 'ARABESQUE' GILT-BRASS LANTERN
    By H.N. Hooper & Co., Boston, circa 1850
    The square tapering frame cast with rocaille ornament, inset with cobalt-blue and ruby cut-and-wheel-engraved glass panels decorated with stylised foliage
    24½ in. (62 cm.) high


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    The design for this hall lantern, by Henry N. Hooper & Co. is illustrated in their 1850 catalogue. It is listed as 'No 616. Hall Lantern, for oil or gas, Arabesque'. Gerald T. Gowitt, 19th Century Elegant Lighting, Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar Lamps, 2002, p. 28 and p. 39.

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