Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
2008.4.41
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.7 cm, W: 9.8 cm, D: 9.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1830-1840
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gladys M. and Harry A. Snyder Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
The lamp base is pressed; the stem and font are free-blown.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Delmarva Acquisitions & Appraisals Inc., Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, pressed, assembled, engraved, metal. Lamp with a blown spherical font, attached with a wafer to a blown stem section, attached with another series of wafers to a square pressed foot, ribbed underneath. The fonts are engraved with the "3 leaf and daisy" pattern and the stem section is engraved with a leaf pattern.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2008 (2009) illustrated, p. 11;