Argand Lamp

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Object Name: 
Argand Lamp
Accession Number: 
78.2.1 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 59 cm, W: 45 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1825-1830
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass and brass; blown and cut. Cylindrical oil font with cut horizontal ribbing and cut knob on top, atop two brass arms leading to burners; brass stem fits into cut glass canopy above cut glass base with horizontal ribbing and diamond cutting; left font has a brass plaque with "BEMIS & VOSE / BOSTON"; right font has "WILLIAM BROOKES / MANUFACTURER / LONDON"; a holder for prisms hangs from top of font and from each burner.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sotheby-Parke-Bernet, Former Collection
1978-02-08
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
WILLIAM BROOKES / MANUFACTURER / LONDON
Inscription
right font brass plaque
BEMIS & VOSE / BOSTON
Inscription
left font brass plaque
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 3, fig. 4;
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 326; BIB# 22375
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1978 (1979) p. 5;