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Whale oil lamp

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white opalescent whale oil lamp with hexagonal base tapering to hexagonal collar; short hexagonal stem two hexagonal flattened knops, three rings; front flares out in bulbous shape then tapers into collar .

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1830–40

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

19.1 cm (7.5 in.)

Accession Number

1978.747

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass