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Whale Oil Lamp, Electrified

1977.348 (RS116587)

Description

Colorless pressed body; elongated font with pressed design of scalloped ring above tulip patterned walls with sloping shoulders surmounted by pewter collar; vase- and ring-turned pedestal support terminating in octagonal base; fitted for electricity.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
flint glass
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
glass (material)
pewter (tin alloy)
pressing
tin (metal)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
flint glass
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
Pressed
pressing
tin (metal)
Tulip
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
17.125 x 12.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.348
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4040

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