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$9,600

Two Silver-plated Copper and Etched Glass Fire Engine Lanterns, manufactured by De Voursney Bros. , New York, late 19th century, each with cast eagle finials on vented baluster-form domes, the lamps with four bevel-edged circular colorless and colored windows, each window with copper wheel-engraved decoration, previously mounted on a Concord, New Hampshire, main fire engine, with two windows of cobalt blue cut to clear glass with "KEARSARGE 2" inscribed over a floral garland, a ruby red cut to clear window depicting the Raleigh, a ship built in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, (a version of it appears on the present New Hampshire State seal), with distant lighthouse and men working in the foreground, and a colorless window engraved with a rosette; the other lamp with a colorless window inscribed "City of Concord," over a floral garland, two cobalt blue cut to clear windows inscribed "GOVERNOR HILL" (which refers to Governor Isaac Hill of New Hampshire who served from 1836-9, over an American shield and floral swag, and one window of ruby red glass cut to clear depicting the New Hampshire State capitol building showing the New Hampshire State House prior to the construction of the form and shape of the present dome, (construction was halted during the Civil War), both lamps with manufacturer's mark stamped "De Voursney Bros./389 Brooklyn/New York," on an oval plaque on the shoulder, the bases threaded for mounting on a balloon-form pressure dome, (now gone), both lamps elect Read more…


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Date:
2013-10-27

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