2 Lamps

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Object Name: 
2 Lamps
Accession Number: 
2000.4.2
Dimensions: 
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Location: 
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Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gertrude Christman Melvin Endowment
Web Description: 
Pair of lamps with blown fonts with gilded decoration and pressed bases. These lamps were fueled by burning fluid, a very flammable mixture of alcohol and other fuel. It was only used for a brief period as kerosene was both safer and cheaper.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hambidge, Scott, Former Collection
2000-02-19
Primary Description: 
Oval fonts cut into vertical panels with a gilded floral spray in each panel, applied capstan shaped knop at base of font, applied pressed base with a paneled baluster form stem having a gilded flower in each panel and a flat hexagonal foot. Brass burning fluid burner with screw-in top section.
Sandwich glass for all tastes (2005-10-17) illustrated, p. 38;