Electrified Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1835-1860

GUSN

GUSN-7598

Description

Opaque white square stepped base with a central beaded molding. Acid-induced frosted body. Surmounted by a vasiform wasited stem with molded acanthus leaf decoration. Opaque jade green font with beaded and faceted neck supporting a tulip shaped body with molded leaf motif surmounted by domed top fitted with a brass collar. Font applied with a blown glass wafer. Fitted for electricity.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
frosting
glass (material)
molding (forming)
acanthus (motif)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Glass
Molded
Frosted
Beaded
Acanthus
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1949.573.1A,B

Maker

Possibly Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Sandwich, MA, USA

Dimensions

12.75 x 4.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.573.1AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)