4-part Kerosene Lamp

Object Name: 
4-part Kerosene Lamp

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Object Name: 
4-part Kerosene Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
92.4.130
Dimensions: 
H: 63.9 cm, D(shade): 27.4 cm, (base): 14.3 cm, (font): 15.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1874-about 1885
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gertrude Christman Melvin Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless and opaque white non-lead glass and brass; mold-blown, decorated, spun brass. (a) Composite base has screw-in kerosene tubular wick brass burner with "P/HARVARD/A" on wick raiser, brase collar above hammered brass "skirt" fitted on colorless glass flattened spherical font with engraved leaf decoration around sides,attached to a brass collar above an ovoid opaque white hollow stem enameled with autumn leaves attached to a brass-plated skirt-like base; this section from base of font to base held together by a rod and nuts; (b) conical shade of opaque white glass with two molded rings at gop having gilt lines, autumn leaves on sides of shade; (c) brass shade holder has a circular section which fits over chimney and three arms to hold shade; (d) colorless blown chimney is narrow at top and wider at lower third, cracked-off and ground at top and bottom rims.
Department: 
Provenance: 
H. Richard Strand Antiques, Source
1992-05-29
Recent Important Acquisitions, 35 (1993) illustrated, p. 124, #12; BIB# AI32226