Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
68.4.539
Dimensions: 
H: 16.5 cm, D(base): 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1830-1835
Primary Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; blown and pressed. Inverted pear-shape blown font with surface ground to gray mat finish; metal and cork double wick oil burner; font attached by wafer to pressed square base with shell decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esterly, Louise S., Source
Rose, James, Former Collection
Color: 
Technique: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 103, #304; BIB# 30457