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Oil lamp

1985.201 (RS118574)

Description

Bell-shaped molded colorless glass body. Two-part mold. Applied blown C-shaped handle w/ crimped terminus. Gilt brass ring or cap at circular mouth. Surmounted by gilt brass burner w/ braided cotton wick and pierced gallery to receive glass chimney. Chimney missing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
glassblowing
molding (forming)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Blown
Brass
brass (alloy)
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
LAMP, OIL
Molded
molding (forming)
oil lamps
Dimensions
4.375 x 3.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.201
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25138

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