Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.4.451
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.8 cm; Base Diam: 7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1840-1860
Primary Description: 
Amethyst glass; metal burner; pressed. Conical-shape font with brass collar and parallel wick tubes; six panels around sides, each with three circular depressions diminishing in size from top to bottom; round knop below font, joined by wafer to top of hollow hexagonal standard and hollow square base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esterly, Louise S., Former Collection
1957-06-11
to
1968
Burckhardt, Robert, Former Collection
1957-06-11
Color: 
Technique: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 217, #836; BIB# 30457