Kerosene Lamp

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Object Name: 
Kerosene Lamp
Accession Number: 
79.4.101
Dimensions: 
H: 60.1 cm, (base): 32.4 cm, (a): 17.7 cm, (b): 24.8 cm; D (a): 15.7 cm, (b): 8.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1865-1875
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and red glass; brass; blown, engraved and cut and pressed. Blown pear-shaped shade of colorless glass with engraved decoration of flowers and berries; baluster shaped chimney blown of colorless glass; brass kerosene burner marked "HOLMES, BOOTH & HAYDEN PAT JAN 1860 [illeg.] PAT JAN 11 1859" on thumb wheel; font blown of colorless glass overlaid with opaque white and red glass and cut in a design of circles; attached by a brass stem to a pressed opaque white glass stem and square base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ruggles, Carrie S., Source
1979-05-22
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 5, fig. 8;
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 324; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 234, #917; BIB# 30457
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1979 (1980) p. 6;