Whale Oil Lamp with Shade

Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp with Shade

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp with Shade
Accession Number: 
2012.4.3 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 40 cm; (a) Foot W: 10.8 cm, D: 10.8 cm; (d) Diam (max): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1830-1840
Primary Description: 
Whale Oil Lamp with Shade. Colorless glass, metal, pewter; blown, ground, cut, sand-blasted, assembled. (a) Colorless glass base with five-tiered pressed trefoil foot and stem connected to an inverted teardrop-shaped blown and ground font with cut grape and vine decoration. Fixed threaded pewter collar. (b) Metal wick holder with two chimneys. (c) Threaded metal thumbscrew. (d) Blown and ground colorless glass shade with bulbous body, waisted neck, and flared rim. Exterior of shade decorated with cut grapes and vines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
James D. Julia, Inc., Source
2012-01-19
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
DLJ 461 B-G
inscription
Painted (d) on shade base
DLJ 461 A-G
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Painted (a) on inside of foot
Important Lamp & Glass Auction (2011) illustrated, Lot 2001;