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Collections > Ceramics > Lantern
Lantern presumably for a night-light. Cylindrical form with conical shoulders flaring out towards a rim at the top, the centre of which is pierced with a hole. The front of the shoulders are pierced with many holes. The centre front with an arched aperture into which could fit a night-light or candle. The back has a loop handle. Decorated overall with acanthus leaf scrollwork against a mottled blue ground.
Probably made for the Paris Exhibition of 1871.
Size: Height: 17 cm
Artist / Maker: Nevers Faience
Object Type: lantern
Actual Date: 1871
Century: 19th century
Museum Accession Number: Founders/X.4071