Fluid Burning Lamp

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Object Name: 
Fluid Burning Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.4.458
Dimensions: 
H: 27.8 cm, D(base): 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1860
Primary Description: 
Deep amethyst glass; pressed. Hexagonal font, wider at the top and fitted with a metal two-wick burner; six sides, each with a raised circle above an ellipse; joined by a wafer to a hollow square plinth base; ground and polished on bottom.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esterly, Louise S., Source
Neal, L. W., Former Collection
Technique: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 315, second from left; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 230, #901; BIB# 30457