Camphene lamp

Object Number: 
1947.478
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Pewter, copper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 13.7 x 9.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Two copper wick ovoid camphene lamp attached to saucer base with C-shaped handle; saucer rim and middle of ovoid decorated with rows of bead; pewter wick covers attached by metal chains.
Gallery Label: 
This is probably a camphene lamp because of the longer wicks. Camphene lamps were generally used in 1845-1850.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group