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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless whale oil lamp with square base with curved sides and rounded corners. Stepped above to octagonal stem which are six rings. Font is cone shaped with ten cut panels around base and engraved swags above.Modern pewter adapter collar.

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1830–45

Object Place

possibly New England or Pittsburgh, United States

Dimensions

22.2 cm (8.75 in.)

Accession Number

1978.734

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass