Whale Oil Hand Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-310773

Description

Hand-blown glass whale oil lamp. Glass is clear with a slight pink tint. The lamp is spherical with a long stem on a flat, round base. There is a saucer-shaped drip catcher between the lamp and stem. A handle with thumb rest is attached to the stem below the saucer.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
glass (material)
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
Lamp, Oil

Additional Identification Number

1299.68
C53

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices

Dimensions

7 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.68

Places

United States