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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.513a
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 25.4 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; spherical font with mercurial ring and unpolished stone wheel engraving of vine motif and swags joined by annular wafer to inverted baluster joined by annular wafer to base consisting of a short lobed column on plinth of three circular steps on square base with projecting circular corners; brass threaded collar; pontil mark in hollow base.
Gallery Label: 
The mercurial ring is thought to have been produced by Thomas Cains of the South Boston and Pheonix Glass Works of Boston, MA.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group