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

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