Kerosene Lamp

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Object Name: 
Kerosene Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2004.4.37
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 60.2 cm, Diam (max): 15.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1857-1865
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gertrude Christman Melvin Endowment
Primary Description: 
Translucent alabaster and colorless glass; blown, mold-blown, cut, gilded, engraved, assembled, marble, brass. Lamp has a square marble base with a brass body and a gilded glass kerosene font and brass collar at rim of font. The font supports a Dietz and Co. brass burner and shade ring which holds the chimney and Oregon shade with leaf design.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Leflet, Herbert A., Jr., Former Collection
1980
Green Valley Auction, Source
2004-05-06
Category: 
Inscription: 
DIETZ & CO. * PARAGON *
Inscription
Stamped On thumbwheel
REGISTERED / DIETZ / PARAGON / TRADEMARK
Inscription
Stamped On one side of wick tube.
PATENTED / SEPT 8 . 1858 / SEPT 4. 1860 / MAY .3. 1859 / JAN 29. 1858
Inscription
Stamped On one side of wick tube.
2.128 "
Mark
Black Marker? On inside bottom edge of chimney.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 13; BIB# AI90240
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, p. 228, #28; BIB# AI66969