Whale oil lamp with shade

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-8076

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1949.484A,B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

18.75 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.484AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)