Whale oil lamp with shade

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-8075

Description

Opaque white square base; central beaded molding. Vasiform waisted stem; molded acanthus leaf decoration. Opaque cerulean blue font; beaded and faceted neck; tulip-shaped body with scalloped border enclosing domed top; brass collar. Font applied to stem with opaque white wafer. Fitted for electricity; cutwork paper shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
lampshades
brass (alloy)
cutwork
glass (material)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
paper (fiber product)
pressing
acanthus (motif)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
floral patterns
Glass
Pressed
Acanthus
Unidentified Paper
Cutwork
Leaf
Brass
Petal
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1949.483A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

19.375 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.483AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)