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Whale oil lamp

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White opalescent whale oil lamp with hexagonal pressed base tapering to a hexagonal collar, short hexagonal stem, 2 hexagonal flattened, 2 rings, and a 12 sided front molded blown

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection

American, 1830–40

Object Place

New England, United States

Dimensions

19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.748

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass