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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.568
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown lead glass oil lamp with spherical font with vertical lip applied to trumpet-shaped base with folded-in rim and pontil mark; pewter single wick holder that may not be original to the lamp.
Gallery Label: 
Sometimes refered to by collectors as sparking lamps, these small lamps were probably used as night lights.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group