Electrified Ale Bottle Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-2616

Description

Narrow cylindrical body with thick base, ringed neck and rounded shoulders with thick finger hold; there is an impressed mark at shoulders (see above) fitted as a lamp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lamps (lighting devices)
glazing (coating)
salt glaze
stoneware (pottery)
Stoneware
Salt-Glazed
Lamp

Inscription

Impressed mark on shoulders: JOHN ROESSLE'S/ BAVARIAN ALE/ BOSTON

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 4 3/5 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.834

Places

Massachusetts (United States)