Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.4.471
Dimensions: 
H: 16.7 cm, D(base): 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1860
Primary Description: 
Violet-blue glass; pressed. Conical-shape font with metal burner with two parallel wicks; six panels around sides, each with two circles, the top one larger; two flat hexagonal rings under font above flaring hexagonal standard.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rose, James, Former Collection
Esterly, Louise S., Source
MacGowan, G. S., Former Collection
Color: 
Technique: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 232, #910; BIB# 30457