Electrified Whale Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1825-1860

GUSN

GUSN-7731

Description

Transparent canary yellow two-part molded base. Hexagonal shape with faceted sides tapering in an inverted trumpet form to two faceted rings at stem, surmounted by font joined to base with a blown wafer ring. Hexagonal molded and blown font with stepped base surmounted by waisted loop pattern body tapering out to wide conforming molding with domed top fitted with a bass collar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
glass (material)
pressing
Glass
Pressed
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1949.534A,B

Maker

Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Sandwich, MA, USA

Dimensions

17.5 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.534AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)