Hand Lamp

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Object Name: 
Hand Lamp
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
70.4.40
Dimensions: 
H: 9.8 cm, D: 11.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1870-1885
Primary Description: 
Colorless, non-lead glass; pressed and tooled. Globular-shape body; everted rim around font opening; flaring collar (to catch all drips) around top shoulder; mold seam on each side, one going through ear-shape handle; domed foot with pressed inscription on underside (read from top): " * OIL GUARD LAMP * / PATD. SEP. 20, 1870 * "; rough pontil mark underneath; rough ground base rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Pierce, Mrs. Harold S., Source
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Technique: 
Material: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 290; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 276, #1091; BIB# 30457