Whale-oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale-oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
50.4.260
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1830-1870
Primary Description: 
Whale-oil Lamp. Lead glass, colorless; very heavy; free-blown and cut hexagonal foot with short shoulder and neck with brass threaded collar, supported by large tooled half-spool knop, pressed hexagonal hollow standard with hexagonal pestle stem on high plinth; cut facets on short shoulder of font and on sides, large facets rising from spandrels of pointed panels; crested bird on spray of grape leaves with tendrils engraved on alternate facets, and large floral motif on alternate panels, traces of gilding on engraving.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1950-07-31
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 231, #908; BIB# 30457