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Lowestoft Porcelain

Lowestoft Vase Lamp

1768 - 1801

20 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (52.71 cm x 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm)
Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.235
Other Number(s): Deanery.951 (Deanery Number)
Geography: Europe, England
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Culture/Nationality: British
Collection: Deanery Collection

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  • ceramic - Refers to any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
  • Chinese export - Style of porcelain made and decorated in China to European order, as distinct from porcelain in native taste.
  • table lamps - Lamps with a relatively short stem making them suitable for standing on tables and other furniture. The term is especially used in reference to late 18th-century lamps designed to burn whale oil and burning fluid compounds, which generally maintain the traditional stemware divisions of top, stem, and foot and often resemble stemmed drinking glasses of the same period.
  • vases - Vessels of varying shape and size but which are usually taller than they are wide, varying greatly in actual form and use. In modern usage, typically refers to vessels for displaying flowers. When referring to ancient art, often refers to any ceramic or metal vessel in a range of shapes and used to hold liquids, grain, or another substance.

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