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Electrified Whale Oil Lamp

1949.534AB (RS119652)

Description

Transparent canary yellow two-part molded base. Hexagonal shape with faceted sides tapering in an inverted trumpet form to two faceted rings at stem, surmounted by font joined to base with a blown wafer ring. Hexagonal molded and blown font with stepped base surmounted by waisted loop pattern body tapering out to wide conforming molding with domed top fitted with a bass collar.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1825-1860
Location of origin
Sandwich, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
pressing
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
Pressed
pressing
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
17.5 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.534AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7731

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