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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.
lanterns (lighting devices)
10 3/8 (H), 2 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
1800-1840 (Early 19th Century)