Whale Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1835-1855

GUSN

GUSN-2242

Description

Acorn-shaped reservoir on baluster-shaped standard and stepped round base; whale oil burner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Pewter
LAMP, OIL

Inscription

1) Impressed maker's mark on base: ""PUTNAM"" within a scalloped edge rectangular reserve. 2) Handwritten paper jelly label on base: ""J.H. Putnam / Malden / 1835-1855"" and ""B.K. LITTLE"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Putnam, J. H. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Malden, MA, USA

Dimensions

9 1/2 (H), 4 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.251.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)