Kerosene lamps

Object Number: 
1965.543a
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Brass, glass, marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of tall lamps, one red, one green, with three-tiered marble bases with gilded brass borders with eggs and scrolls; red (b) or green (a) cut glass elongated bodies separated from globe shaped kerosene reservoir by brass neck; bell-shaped base of burner at top; lamps elctrified at later date; have detachable stems with three sockets for bulbs.
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