Description: ANSONIA BRASS & COPPER CO. BRASS KEROSENE HANGING LIBRARY LAMP FRAME, Daisy and Button pattern font holder with brass drop-in font. Daisy and Button pattern brass rings, shade holder supported by chains with Egyptian pharaoh medallions and Egyptian Sun leveler likely symbolizing Ra, with horizontal spring-tension motor. Fitted with a period J. Darndonville duplex slip burner, cranberry Swirl smoke bell, and colorless prisms.
Dimensions: 43" HOA as shown, shade support ring 14" inner D.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.
Condition Report: Frame in excellent condition, font tank with a minor dent, brass rings with one solder mark each to the backside of the ring where connected. Smoke bell undamaged, some prisms with expected minor roughness/minute flakes.
Exhibited: Parallels Ebersole - Hanging Victorian Lamps, p.21.
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