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American Decorative Arts
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Photo credit: Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
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Photo credit: Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
Designer: William Lescaze, American, born Switzerland, 1896–1969
Manufacturer: Pass and Seymour, Inc., American, founded 1890

Wall Light

patented 1936

Porcelain with metal, glass, and plastic

7 3/8 × 4 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (18.733 × 11.748 × 9.525 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
Designed in New York, New York
Manufactured in Syracuse, New York
Not on view
20th century
Lighting Devices

John C. Waddell, New York, 1991–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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), 192, no. 125.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

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.