Oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1850-1875

GUSN

GUSN-25192

Description

Circular dished base w/ rolled under lip. Inverted cup-shaped body w/ step molding at base; side canting to a stepped top w/ threaded mouth to receive burner. C-shaped handle applied at side w/ stamped floral vine motif. Pierced burner w/ domed top w/ scalloped edge to receive a chimney. Circular bottom of base metal w/ a brass colored finish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
tinning
Unidentified Metal
Brass
Tinned
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

5 x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1985.253