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    A Steuben Glass and Chromed Metal Thomas Edison Plaque Luminar, designed 1929
    Marks: STEUBEN, (fleur-de-lis), 1929, C.G.W.
    10-5/8 x 8-1/4 x 2-1/2 inches (27.0 x 21.0 x 6.4 cm)


    On October 21, 1929 Henry Ford hosted a gala celebration in honor of Thomas Edison. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Edison's light bulb and the dedication of the Edison Institute, now known as The Henry Ford. Mr. Ford commissioned Frederick Carder of the Steuben Glass Works to create this illuminated profile portrait of Edison. Guests received a portrait as part of their dinner place setting.

    Condition Report*: Denting, pitting and scratches to chromed metal base, scratches and bubble inclusions to glass, Heritage does not guarantee the completeness or working order of electrified lighting mechanisms.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    10th Thursday
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