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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless whale oil lamp with plain base, flattened knop above base. Hollow stem with three knops above which is shallow drip pan with folded rim. Hollow neck and bulbous whale oil chamber. Applied handle with thumb piece.

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1815–30

Object Place

Continental, United States

Dimensions

21.0 cm (8.25 in.)

Accession Number

1978.715

Medium or Technique

Glass, blown

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass