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The base is composed of a silver-plated brass rectangular box, with three rising "steps," with pointed, triangular edges, cut into the front edge. The box is topped by a smooth, flat platform. The flat spine of the lamp stands perpendicular to the base, and supports three congruent triangular...

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Early history unknown; by 1987, owned by Fifty/50 (gallery), New York, New York; 1987, sold by Fifty/50 to John Axelrod, Boston, Massachusetts; 2008, given by John Axelrod to the MFA at part of The John Axelrod Collection (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection

designed 1927–28; made 1927–31

Object Place

New York, New York


Overall: 33 x 11.1 x 13.3 cm (13 x 4 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silverplated brass, glass, electrical fittings




Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices