Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1091a
Date: 
1812-1827
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 26 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass oil lamp with blown font and standard and pressed base; spherical font has mercurial line and is separated from standard by circular collar; standard encircled by applied chain pattern formed with two thick threads of glass; pressed base consists of dome with interior ribs ("lemon squeezer") on square base.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group