Lamp

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Object Name: 
Lamp
Accession Number: 
52.1.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.8 cm, Diam (rim): 9.4 cm, Base: 6.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
400-699
Primary Description: 
Lamp. Pale green, transparent; blown (two gathers), applied. Lamp: funnel-shaped. Rim bends inward, with tubular edge made by folding out and down; upper wall curves down and in; lower wall is straight and somewhat splayed; base plain, with slight concavity on underside; faint pontil mark. At center of floor, tubular wick holder (H: 3.5 cm) with rounded lip and closed lower end which was flattened and expanded when tube was attached to floor. Glass is exceptionally bubbly, with bubbles up to 1.7 cm. long.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sobernheim, Former Collection
Stack's Galleries, Source
1952-04-29
Sobernheim, Clara (German, 1888-1963), Former Collection
1933
to
1952
Sobernheim, Moritz Sebastian (German, 1872-1933), Former Collection
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 196-197, #344; p. 361, #344; BIB# 58895
The Sobernheim Collection of Ancient Glass (1952-04-19) pl. II, lot 22; BIB# 12935