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Oil lamp

1985.200 (RS118573)

Description

Three-part molded glass font. Frosted colorless ribbed, squat, circular body, surmounted by a cylindrical brass collar w/ domed mount. Threaded to receive burner. Slightly shaped base metal stem set in cast iron base. Base is hexagonal w/ a stylized floral element on each facade, surmounted by a slightly stylized petaled stem tapering up to the stem.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1875
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
iron (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Glass
glass (material)
Iron
iron (metal)
LAMP, OIL
oil lamps
Dimensions
9.125 x 5.688 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.200
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25137

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