Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1098
Date: 
1825-1835
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 3 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; conical font joined by three annular knops to base with three circular steps on flat plinth with canted corners; tin and cork double wick holder for whale oil.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this lamp was fueled with camphene, a fuel made of a distillation of camphor.
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