Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-4994

Description

Camphene or whale oil lamp. Pressed "clambroth" white glass body. Shade with five panels of rural and urban scenes from a different lamp. Lamp electrified.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
glass (material)
painting (coating)
porcelain
pressing
tin (metal)
cities
cityscapes (representations)
country (style)
pastoral
scalloping
Glass
Porcelain
Tin
Pressed
Painted
City View
Pastoral
Scalloped
City
Country
LAMP,OIL

Inscription

Marked on panes of shade: P.P.M.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Glassmaker)
Plaue Porzellanmanufaktur (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Sandwich, MA, USA; Plaue-on-Havel, Germany, Thuringia

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

20.438 x 9.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.276

Places

Massachusetts (United States)