"Rock table lamp"

1998
Joseph Tracy (born in 1946)


Object Place: Mount Desert, Maine

Dimensions

47.62 x 17.78 x 25.4 cm (18 3/4 x 7 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

1999.225

Medium or Technique

Walnut; granite

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Furniture

A walnut stand curved like a bow with a slight projection similar to where a branch might have been sawn off, 1/4 way from base, in which tip of rock rests; attached to base is a horizontal foot with semi-circular indentation with similar half piece on either side to hold base of rock. A round dowel 3 1/4 in. long, painted black, from which depends a reeded drop, is attached to the side of the stand and holds the brass socket. Oval granite rock is mottled gray/brown. Oval shade is off-white; beige tassel

Inscription

Marked on side of base: "T" with double shaft within a circle, like a brand.
On base of rock: a red "4" within a circle.
On underside of stand and three support pieces: a black "4" within a circle.

Provenance

Collection of the artist; acquired October 24, 1998, by the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; given to the Museum in 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Tracy and the Society of Arts and Crafts

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.