Whale Oil Hand Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-310770

Description

Colorless glass oil lamp with tin burner insert. Body of the lamp is the shape of an upside-down teardrop with applied handle on a short turned stem and concave, circular dish base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hand lamps
whale oil lamps
glass (material)
tin (metal)
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
Lamp, Oil

Additional Identification Number

1299.65
C6

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

7 1/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.65AB