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Hanging Oil Lamp

2014.10.1 (RS194773)

Description

Hanging oil lamp. Ovoid glass globe with etched scenes of Roman soldiers on horseback. Painted iron base plate has a foliate design with a turned drop finial. Top hanging ring is fluted and upper edges flare outward. There are three twist screws to secure the metal hanging ring to the top of the glass globe. Above each screw is a metal chain which attaches to a pulley. The pulley hardware has scalloped edges and central floral medallion.

Details

Maker
Possibly Bradley & Hubbard (Manufacturer)
Date
1870-1880
Location of origin
Meriden, CT
Material
cast iron
glass (material)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
cast iron
glass (material)
Lamp, Oil
oil lamps
Dimensions
26 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2014.10.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
289635

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