06-23-2012 06-23-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2603B Boston
June 23, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Steuben Thomas Edison Plaque Luminar

$1,033$850
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2603B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 23, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Steuben Thomas Edison Plaque Luminar
Art glass and metal
New York
Rectangular colorless glass plaque with intaglio profile of Thomas Edison, Steuben fleur-de-lis mark on bottom edge fitted to a metal mount marked Edison Association Illuminating Co. 1885, some surface scratches, small nicks to edge, base without illumination device or cord, ht. of plaque 8 5/8, total ht. 10 3/4, wd. 8 1/2, dp. 2 3/4 in.

Provenance: The Estate of Ruth E. Stetson.

Note: This plaque was a special order for the Ford Motor Company in 1929. It was created to celebrate the Ford and Edison union of lighting. Ford ordered only 300 of these and gave them to dinner guests at the union celebration. As it was created before 1933 it is considered part of the Frederick Carder period.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Ford Motor Company, Edison Association Illuminating Co., Thomas Edison Plaque Luminar, Thomas Edison, illumination device, metal mount, Ruth E. Stetson