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Oil lamp

1998.5161A-C (RS23525)

Description

Oil lamp composed of globular brass base w/ three paw feet and molded Neo-Egyptian design w/ palms, pyramids and female profiles; open cast brass shade in oriental design w/ purple-silk lining and purple glass bead fringe and colorless turn-molded glass chimney. A=Base B=Shade C=Chimney

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Inscriptions
Molded and etched on dial to raise wick and on top of chimney: ""P/ DUPLEX/ A"" AND ""AUSTRIA [in crown]/ A.A. VANTINE & CO./ NEW YORK [w/ symbol]"" [see drawing on worksheet]
Location of origin
Austria
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
molding (forming)
palm leaf
silk (textile)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Egyptian
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP
Molded
molding (forming)
oil lamps
Palm
palm leaf
Possibly Egyptian (ancient)
Possibly Egyptian Revival
Pyramid
Silk
silk (textile)
Women
women (female humans)
People and organizations
A.A. Vantine & Co.
Dimensions
21 (H), 17 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5161A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24282

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