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Oil lamp with wick

Object Number: 
1937.1510
Date: 
1847-1870
Medium: 
Glass, brass, marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 26.7 x 14 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Oil lamp with pressed glass font, cast brass standard, and square marble base; spherical font has four petal-shaped panels relief borders; standard has domed base and annular knop in center; brass collar.
Gallery Label: 
The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
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