Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.4.117 B
Dimensions: 
H (Aa&b): 24.2 cm, (Ba&b): 23.1 cm, (Aa) 23.1 cm, (Ba): 22.4 cm;
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1815-1830
Credit Line: 
Bequest of the Estate of Martha J. Herpst
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, pressed. Spherical fonts with tooled horizontal air trap - "mercury ring" tin double wick burner in top opening; applied bladed knop, hollow ovoid stem with applied ring with a row of raspberry prunts; applied hand pressed square base with a fluted pattern underneath (15 even flutes); rough pontil mark in center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Herpst Estate, Martha J., Source
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) p. 5;