Whale Oil Lamp Filler

Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp Filler

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp Filler
Accession Number: 
55.4.178
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm; (a) Lamp Filler H: 8.7 cm; Rim Diam: 4.2 cm; Body Diam (spout-handle): 14.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1812-1830
Primary Description: 
Whale Oil Lamp Filler. Clear glass with few bubbles and black impurities; free blown; conical foot with rough pontil mark, spherical body with rudimentary neck, applied tapering spout slanting upward diagonally and applied solid flattened ear-shaped handle crimped at bottom and with fine medial rib; set-in cover with stemmed ball finial having rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 289; BIB# 22375
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 94, #4, pp. 308-309; BIB# 25299