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Oil Lamp

1992.420 (RS21233)

Description

Pewter oil lamp with single brass; wide tube and bell-shaped well on saucer with ring handle.

Details

Maker
Lawrence B. Smith Co. (Maker)
Date
1847-1849
Inscriptions
Handwritten on jelly labels on the underside is: ""Smith and Company/ Boston/ 1847-1849"" On the bottom underside there is also a maker's mark which reads: ""B.K. Little""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cast
casting (process)
Lamp, Oil
oil lamps
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Dimensions
4 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.420
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11071

Comments

pewter lamp #

AvatarPosted by david kilroy on March 23, 2016
Smith & Co. was a different, and earlier Boston firm than L. B. Smith Company.

B. K. Little was the prior owner/donor, not the maker!