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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless footed whale oil lamp with hollow tear-drop shaped stem, drip pan with upturned rim, cylindrical stem and bulbous bowl

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1800–25

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

24.8 cm (9.75 in.)

Accession Number

1978.733

Medium or Technique

Glass, non lead, blown

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass