Whale-oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale-oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
50.4.295
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.5 cm; Base Diam: 9.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1830
Primary Description: 
Whale-oil Lamp. Lead glass, colorless; free-blown and pressed parts; long free-blown pear-shaped font with short shank, attached by button knop to pressed inverted cup plate forming stepped base with broad scallop rim, so-called sheaf of wheat border, and on step, eight-petal flower with cross-cut circle between tips of petals and encircled by band of very fine diamonds.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1950-07-31
Color: 
Material: 
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 201, #786; BIB# 30457
Woman's day dictionary of Sandwich glass (1963) illustrated, p. 26 (row 1, far left); BIB# 98017
The Woman's Day Dictionary of American Glass (1961-08) illustrated, p. 24, top left; BIB# 98018
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, pl. 190, #6; BIB# 25297