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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.909a
Date: 
1847-1855
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 4 x 1/4 in. ( 31.8 x 10.2 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Opaque blue and white pressed lead glass oil lamp; opaque light blue font with domed top and hexagonal ogee-shaped body molded with acanthus leaves on short beaded pedestal joined by wafer to opaque white base with baluster stem molded with acanthus leaves on a square, two-step plinth; brass threaded collar and pontil mark.
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