Stoneware Bottle Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1858

GUSN

GUSN-2914

Description

A salt-glazed stoneware bottle with heavy lips, outflared neck and straight, slightly tapered sides, grey body with orange-peel texture salt glaze with traces of rusty brown. Impressed with capital lettering on the neck "A.J. Gleason/1858"; and inside is an orange/brown lead glaze.

Details

Descriptive Terms

electric lamps (lighting device forms)
lead glaze
machine-made
glazing (coating)
salt glaze
stamping (forming)
stoneware (pottery)
Stoneware
Lead Glaze
Machine Made
Salt-Glazed
Stamped
Lamp, Electric

Inscription

Impressed in the neck of the bottle in capital lettering reads: A.J. Gleason/1858 . In pencil on the bottom is indistinct handwriting in pencil, beginning with the letter ""L....."".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

9 3/4 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1386