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Oil Lantern

1991.256AB (RS20946)

Description

Small hexagonal form with slightly domed top with a pierced circular vent over glazed panels, held by decorative brass frame, strap brass handle at back, front glazed hinged door opens to peg oil lamp, all raised on three "loop" feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Inscriptions
Maker's mark (an eye within a circle) stamped on handle.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
hammering
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Glass
glass (material)
Hammered
hammering
LANTERN, OIL
lanterns (lighting devices)
oil lamps
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
5.75 x 3 x 3.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.256AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2257

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