Oil Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2257

Description

Small hexagonal form with slightly domed top with a pierced circular vent over glazed panels, held by decorative brass frame, strap brass handle at back, front glazed hinged door opens to peg oil lamp, all raised on three "loop" feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
oil lamps
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
hammering
tin (metal)
Brass
Glass
Tin
Hammered
LANTERN, OIL

Inscription

Maker's mark (an eye within a circle) stamped on handle.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.256A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

5.75 x 3 x 3.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.256AB