Oil cup

Object Number: 
1941.872
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: onto lid [later]: "MARY POWELL/1861"
Description: 
Cast brass urn-shaped eight-sided oil cup and lid that screws into cup; ship's name and date [added later]; engraved on lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this oil cup belonged to the 'Mary Powell' (1861-1923)
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group