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# 5193. A Bronze Obelisk. Marked and made by Tiffany & Company. Copyright 1881 by Henry H. Gorringe and transcribed with information about the four crabs supports. This is a copy of "Cleopatra's Needle" which was moved to New York City. The obelisk stands behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The move and installation of the obelisk was paid for by William H. Vanderbilt. It was erected in New York January 22, 1881. This model was made in a limited edition to be given to individuals who were involved in the removal and installation of the obelisk from Egypt to New York. Size: 15.15" tall with a 3.25" square base. Condition: two base corners are slightly dented, probably caused by the obelisk being dropped; the information plate on the underside has become 'loose' and can be removed. The obelisk stands firmly on a table without wobbeling. The patina may or may not be original: we suspect that from time to time, this example was polished. This obelisk has been sold.
Signed Tiffany & Co. NY
Copyright 1881 by Henry H. Gorringe
View of the underside information plate.
View showing dent to both ends.
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