The circular burner has a friction-fit lid with tubular extension to accommodate wick. Below the lid, the burner curves downward and extends horizontally to seat neatly within stand.
"LINCOLN & REED / BOSTON / PURE COIN" each stamped within a rectangle on base.
Original owner is unclear, but according to an old tag accompanying the object, it was J. L. Lloyd, which corresponds to the engraved initials. No further information until it was offered for sale at Northeast Auctions, about 1998 – 99, and purchased by silver dealers Spencer Marks of Massachusetts. Purchased by the donor about 1999 and made a gift in 2002.
Anonymous gift in honor of Jeannine Falino