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Whale oil lamp with shade

1949.484AB (RS119602)

Description

Opaque white square base; central beaded molding. Vasiform waisted stem; molded acanthus leaf decoration. Opaque white font; beaded and faceted neck; tulip-shaped body with scalloped border enclosing domed top; brass collar. Font applied to base with white blown wafer. Fitted for electricity; cutwork paper shade; polychrome watercolor lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1860
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
cutwork
foliation (pattern)
glass (material)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
paper (fiber product)
pressing
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Brass
brass (alloy)
cutwork
Cutwork
floral patterns
foliation (pattern)
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
lampshades
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
paper (fiber product)
Petal
Pressed
pressing
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
18.75 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.484AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
8076

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