Oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-24282

Description

Oil lamp composed of globular brass base w/ three paw feet and molded Neo-Egyptian design w/ palms, pyramids and female profiles; open cast brass shade in oriental design w/ purple-silk lining and purple glass bead fringe and colorless turn-molded glass chimney. A=Base B=Shade C=Chimney

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
palm leaf
silk (textile)
glass (material)
molding (forming)
brass (alloy)
Egyptian (ancient)
Egyptian Revival
palm leaf
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Brass
Glass
Silk
Molded
Palm
Pyramid
Women
Egyptian
LAMP

Inscription

Molded and etched on dial to raise wick and on top of chimney: ""P/ DUPLEX/ A"" AND ""AUSTRIA [in crown]/ A.A. VANTINE & CO./ NEW YORK [w/ symbol]"" [see drawing on worksheet]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

A.A. Vantine & Co.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Austria

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

21 (H), 17 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5161A-C

Places

New York state (United States)