Oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-25138

Description

Bell-shaped molded colorless glass body. Two-part mold. Applied blown C-shaped handle w/ crimped terminus. Gilt brass ring or cap at circular mouth. Surmounted by gilt brass burner w/ braided cotton wick and pierced gallery to receive glass chimney. Chimney missing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
glassblowing
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
molding (forming)
Glass
Brass
Blown
Molded
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

4.375 x 3.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.201