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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
Glass, metal
Overall: 9 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm )
Colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; conical font joined by annulated knop to base with three rounded circular steps on flat square plinth; brass collar and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group