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

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