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Whale oil lamp

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Colorless whale oil lamp with square lamp with square base with rounded corners, three stepped circles, hexagonal stem, four rings and cone shaped front with twelve panels. Condition: chipped corners of base

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1830–45

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

19.1 cm (7.5 in.)

Accession Number

1978.744

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass