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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.908a
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 27.9 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Opaque blue, lead glass; pressed. Oil lamp; hexagonal domed font with molded with circles and oval framed stars ("moon and star" pattern) on baluster stem joined by wafer to base with a hexagonal baluster on flat hexagonal plinth; pewter threaded collar.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group