Burmese Kerosene Lamp with Coraline Decoration

Object Name: 
Burmese Kerosene Lamp with Coraline Decoration

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Object Name: 
Burmese Kerosene Lamp with Coraline Decoration
Accession Number: 
95.4.263
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 45.2 cm, Diam (max): 20.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1887-1890
Web Description: 
Unfortunately, the shade for this lamp has been lost, but the Burmese chimney remains. Coraline, an Art Glass that was popular from about 1883 to the late 1890s, was decorated with designs that resembled branches of natural coral. Mt. Washington’s Coraline is very rare, and it is difficult to identify unless it appears on one of the company’s documented glass shapes.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lindstrom's Furniture, Source
1995
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Opaque pink glass shading to yellow, "Burmese"; lead glass with some uranium, brass, white metal; blown, enameled. Bulbous hollow base of Burmese glass, decorated with applied tiny reddish-brown glass beads in a branching coral-like pattern. This bowl, open at both ends, contains a cylindrical white metal container for kerosene and is mounted on a cast brass tripartite foot. The fuel container fits inside the glass bowl and the brass collar and kerosene burner is attached to it. The wick raiser is marked "MT.W.G.C." Burmese color chimney is pear-shaped and the top section is acid-etched.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 275, Figs. 11-26, 27, 28; BIB# 88066
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 242, #29;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1995 (1996) illustrated, pp. 10-11;