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Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze

 

Grand Tour Cleopatra's Needle mains gas cigar lighter.

 

A novelty bronze table cigar lighter formed an obelisk 'Cleopatra's needle' To commemorate the arrival in London of the obelisk (January 1878). Presumably this was a shop fitting or for use in a public space as it would be permanently connected into a gas main and the flame would be on for a period of time until turned off at the tap on the top of the obelisk. Enscribed around base; CLEOPATRAS NEEDLE - LONDON 1878 AD - ERECTED by THORHMES III - HELIOPOLIS 1700 BC With Design Registry mark for December 1877 15 inches high (37 cms.).

Stock Number: 4115
Origin: England
Price: SOLD
Availability: SOLD

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