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Whale Oil Hand Lamp

2015.62.65AB (RS239269)

Description

Colorless glass oil lamp with tin burner insert. Body of the lamp is the shape of an upside-down teardrop with applied handle on a short turned stem and concave, circular dish base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Location of origin
United States
Material
glass (material)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
hand lamps
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
tin (metal)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
7 1/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.65AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310770

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