Whale-oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale-oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 25.5 cm
On Display
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.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 231, #908; BIB# 30457