Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1840

GUSN

GUSN-296599

Description

Originally a candle lantern, but it has been fitted for kerosene. The lantern has a star pierced cylindrical base with an oblong shade that swells at the center. Pewter kerosene burner inside the tin base. Capped with a pierced cylindrical top with conical shoulders. Ring handle at the top for hanging.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
tin (metal)
glass (material)
Lantern, Candle

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

10 3/8 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.959

Date

1800-1840 (Early 19th Century)

Places

United States