Whale Oil Hand Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-310772

Description

Clear glass oil lamp with cylindrical tin burner insert in top. The lamp body is shaped like a teacup, including ear-shaped side handle, on stem and flat, round base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
glass (material)
tin (metal)
LampLamp, OilLamp, Oil

Additional Identification Number

1299.67
C10

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices

Dimensions

5 1/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.67

Places

United States