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Whale oil lamp (one of a pair)

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Stem is the same as the candlestick pictured in R. Gleason & Sons, Dorchester Mass., 1866 [trade catalogue], Plate 23, No. 200, 11inch.

Marks

Marked with Massachusetts State Seal (Gleason & Sons mark 1851-1871) on base.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund

1851–71

Object Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 31.5 x 12.5 cm (12 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.31

Medium or Technique

Silver plate

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware