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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1092
Date: 
1815-1835
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 29.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; spherical font with vertical rim and mercurial ring joined by large annular wafer to hollow cylindrical stem with two decorative bands of trailed and crimped glass joined by large annular wafer to square domed (lemon squeezer) base with pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Mercurial rings are often attributed to South Boston Glass Works or the Phoenix Glass Works, both of Boston, MA.
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