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Oil lamp

1998.308A-C (RS21700)

Description

Table lamp w/ brass and ceramic base (A) and frosted globe (B) decorated w/ cranes w/ clear glass chimney (C); ceramic base w/ reticulated neck and multi-colored oriental flower design; brass base w/ 4 feet.

Details

Maker
Wright & Butler (Maker)
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
Impressed on knobs on base: ""WRIGHT & BUTLER PATENT/ DUPLEX/ BURNER/ BIRMINGHAM"" [Chinese symbols also painted on side]
Location of origin
Birmingham, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
ceramic (material)
glass (material)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
ceramic (material)
Crane
cranes (birds)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
oil lamps
Unidentified Ceramic
Dimensions
12 x 6.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.308A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
20086

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