Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.4.95 A
Overall H: 30.1 cm; Base W: 9.8 x 9.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift in memory of Charles H. and Alice Wendt Voorhees
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, pressed. (a) Ovoid font with pewter collar and double wick whale oil burner; cut flutes around blown font; attached by a wide bladed knop to a solid knop above a hollow inverted baluster shaped star section with cut flutes attached by a wide bladed knop to a pressed square foot ribbed underneath with a pontil mark up inside. (B) is identical, but slightly larger.
Webster, Elizabeth Voorhees, Source