Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1835-1860

GUSN

GUSN-6229

Description

Whale oil lamp has pewter collar with two incised rings; below, colorless glass font of pressed three-part mold glass, with rounded shoulders, eight elongated thumbprint facets, tapering to waist; applied base from two-part mold is conical with corresponding facets, octagonal base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
glass (material)
incising
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Glass
Pewter
Incised
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

MA, USA

Dimensions

8 x 4.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1186

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly