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Pair of Victorian pewter camphene lamps; cylindrical toward top; bulbous below; domed upper end with short neck where a threaded disk has two brass wick tubes, tapered and flaring, on short baluster shaft; dished, circular, stepped and molded base.
pewter (tin alloy)
On a NFL jelly label on the underside of each is: ""Capen and/Molineaux/New York-/1848-1854"" There is a maker's mark also impressed on the bottom side of each.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Capen & Molineaux (Maker)
New York City, NY, USA
9 1/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New York state (United States)