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Whale Oil Hand Lamp

2015.62.68 (RS239266)

Description

Hand-blown glass whale oil lamp. Glass is clear with a slight pink tint. The lamp is spherical with a long stem on a flat, round base. There is a saucer-shaped drip catcher between the lamp and stem. A handle with thumb rest is attached to the stem below the saucer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Location of origin
United States
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
7 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.68
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310773

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