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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless whale oil lamp with pressed squared base and rounded corners, stepped concentric circles seven sided stem above which is flattened knop, pear shaped, blown front with " mercurial " ring encircling interior pewter collar

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1813–30

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

19.7 cm (7.75 in.)

Accession Number

1978.738

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass