2-part Hand Lamp

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Object Name: 
2-part Hand Lamp
Accession Number: 
55.4.172
Dimensions: 
Overall H (with burner): 19.7 cm; Body Diam (at handle): 10.5 cm; Foot Diam: 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1850
Primary Description: 
2-part Hand Lamp. Transparent pale aquamarine glass; wear marks at base; free blown; flat foot with rough pontil mark, graduated multiple-knop stem, cone-shaped font with top sloping to short cylindrical lip; tin two-wick whale-oil burner set in cork (probably the original burner); applied solid ear-shaped handle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 308; BIB# 22375
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 94, #1, pp. 308-309; BIB# 25299