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Oil lamp

1985.253 (RS118604)

Description

Circular dished base w/ rolled under lip. Inverted cup-shaped body w/ step molding at base; side canting to a stepped top w/ threaded mouth to receive burner. C-shaped handle applied at side w/ stamped floral vine motif. Pierced burner w/ domed top w/ scalloped edge to receive a chimney. Circular bottom of base metal w/ a brass colored finish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1875
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
tinning
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
LAMP, OIL
oil lamps
Tinned
tinning
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
5 x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.253
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25192

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