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Whale oil lamp, electrified

1949.379.2 (RS119498)

Description

Lamp: transparent vaseline colored body with flared foot on bulbed and faceted stem. Square and thumbprint pattern ("three block and punty") on hexagonal font with domed top and brass collar. Shade: frosted white glass with thin neck and rippled flared mouth with grapes and vine etching. Fitted for electricity.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1867
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
frosting
glass (material)
opaque white glass
plate (material)
plating (metal coating)
pressing
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
Etched
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
fingerprints
Frosted
frosting
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
opaque white glass
plate (material)
Plated
plating (metal coating)
Pressed
pressing
Thumbprint
Vine
vine scrolls
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
19.625 x 5.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.379.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7658

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