An unusual patinated bronze lamp base of Cleopatra’s Needle, now converted to electricity. This commemorates the bringing of the Egyptian obelisk, inaccurately but commonly called Cleopatra’s Needle, from Alexandria to London, where it was placed on the Thames Embankment in 1878.
CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE / LONDON 1878 AD / ERECTED BY THOTHMES 111 / HELIOPOLIS 1700 BC
Diamond registration mark. Class i Metal, 8th December 1877. Registered design number 316926. J.Barwell, Son & Fisher, Worcester Works, Clement Street, Birmingham.
Base 17cm x 17cm