Object Description

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.

Height 37cm

Base 17cm x 17cm

English

Circa 1878

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