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    A PATINATED BRONZE AND STAINED GLASS PENDENT LAMP FROM A FIXTURE FROM THE NATIONAL FARMER'S BANK, OWATONNA BY LOUIS H. SULLIVAN AND GEORGE GRANT ELMSLIE
    Designed by Louis H. Sullivan (American, 1856-1924) and George Grant Elmslie (American 1869-1952), circa 1908
    Manufactured by Winslow Brothers Company, Chicago, Illinois
    Unmarked
    23 x 7-1/2 inches square (58.4 x 19.1 cm)

    The square pendent lamp hanging from rod, central hemispherical glass cover set within frame with decorative element to each corner, arched stained glass inset to each side within an architectural frame with cornice molding and raised geometric design with circle to each corner.

    This piece was originally one of four pendants hanging from a series of fixtures mounted above the teller's station of Louis Sullivan's acclaimed masterpiece, the National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna, Minnesota. Designed by Sullivan with interior details designed jointly with his draftsman George Grant Elmslie, the commission was one of eight small Midwestern banks that Sullivan designed at the end of his career. As one historian has written, this is "one of the greatest buildings in American history, because it is unlike anything else before or since."

    The pendent was removed from the bank in the 1940 renovation along with lot 66126.




    Condition Report*: original glass with some chipping to edges, some loss of patina Dimensions:  -pendant  -- 4 7/8" high x  7 1/2" square -dome -- 2 1/2" high -mount connecting pendant to rod -- 1 3/4" high      
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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