Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.4.92
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.4 cm; Base Diam: 6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1840-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Esterly
Primary Description: 
Whale Oil Lamp. Opalescent white glass and metal; pressed. Octagonal-shape font with metal and cork burner attached by wafer to hollow hexagonal-shape standard and base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esterly, Louise S., Source
1959-09-01
Color: 
Material: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 227, #887; BIB# 30457