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Oil Lamp

Description

Whale oil lamp has pewter collar with two incised rings; below, colorless glass font of pressed three-part mold glass, with rounded shoulders, eight elongated thumbprint facets, tapering to waist; applied base from two-part mold is conical with corresponding facets, octagonal base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1860
Location of origin
MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
glass (material)
incising
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
Incised
incising
LAMP, OIL
oil lamps
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
8 x 4.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1186
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6229

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