Turtleback lantern

Object Number: 
N84.30.1
Date: 
1899-1920
Medium: 
Glass, bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall (height, depth, width): 22 × 8 × 8 in. (55.9 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm)
Description: 
Turtleback tile hanging lantern; square bronze lantern leaded on each side with two rectangular yellow turtleback tiles on each side and four triangular pieces on the bottom; bottom panel hinged to allow insertion of bulb. Curved arms project from each top corner to common juncture where heavy supporting ring is fastened.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group