Grand Tour Cleopatra S Needle Gas Cigar Lighter

item details

A novelty bronze table cigar lighter formed an obelisk 'cleopatra's needle' to commerate 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 connected into a gas main and the flame would be on for a period of time until turned off at 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.).

Price: £1,290 ( British Pounds )

Seller details

Gavin Douglas Fine Antiques

75 Portobello Road
London
W11 2QB
United Kingdom

web site

01825723441

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