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Wall sconce: M.20A & B-1984

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Bucknell, Norman
Designer: Gimson, Ernest William




Back plates are rusty

Pair of steel wall sconces. The back plates are pierced and slightly raised and chased with stylised roses amid foliage. The edges and the arms are decorated with punched pin holes, and the underside of the drip pans are engraved with 'V's, and the rim of the nozzles with diagonal strokes.
The design was for a firedog.


History note: Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund from Fischer Art Limited

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund

Measurements and weight

Width: 9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought by Fischer Fine Art Limited


20th Century
1939 - 1959

Components of the work

Back Plate Height 35.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20A & B-1984
Primary reference Number: 81851
FMK 12730
FMK 13387
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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