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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: George Nelson, American, 1908–1986
Designer: William Crosby Renwick, American, 1914–1992
Manufacturer: Howard Miller Clock Company, American, founded 1926

“Bubble” Cigar Lamp

Designed 1947; introduced 1952

Steel skeleton, vinyl webbing, plastic and metal electrical cord

16 3/4 × 10in. (42.545 × 25.4 cm)
other (Shade): 13 1/2 × 10in.(34.29 × 25.4 cm)
Gift of Nancy Stiner
2004.110.16
Geography: 
Manufactured in Zeeland, Michigan
Designed in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Nancy Stiner, Hamden, Conn., by 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 202–3, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 367, no. 257.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.