Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1847-1849

GUSN

GUSN-11071

Description

Pewter oil lamp with single brass; wide tube and bell-shaped well on saucer with ring handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Pewter
Brass
Cast
Lamp, Oil

Inscription

Handwritten on jelly labels on the underside is: ""Smith and Company/ Boston/ 1847-1849"" On the bottom underside there is also a maker's mark which reads: ""B.K. Little""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Lawrence B. Smith Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

4 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.420

Places

Massachusetts (United States)