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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless whale oil lamp with square base with rounded corners and sawtooth sides. Stepped beehive-like circles above which is flattened knopand five rings . Front is blown cone shaped and has engraving floral and leaf designs. Modern brass adapter added to pewter collar

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, about 1835–55

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

26.0 cm (10.25 in.)

Accession Number

1978.742

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass