Oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-20086

Description

Table lamp w/ brass and ceramic base (A) and frosted globe (B) decorated w/ cranes w/ clear glass chimney (C); ceramic base w/ reticulated neck and multi-colored oriental flower design; brass base w/ 4 feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
brass (alloy)
ceramic (material)
glass (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
cranes (birds)
Brass
Unidentified Ceramic
Glass
Crane
LAMP, OIL

Inscription

Impressed on knobs on base: ""WRIGHT & BUTLER PATENT/ DUPLEX/ BURNER/ BIRMINGHAM"" [Chinese symbols also painted on side]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Wright & Butler (Maker)

Location of Origin

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

12 x 6.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.308A-C