Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.4012a
Date: 
1835-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. ( 27.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; cylindrical font with pewter threaded collar joined by annular wafer to inverted baluster joined by annular wafer to square base with two lobed tiers; font decorated with unpolished stone wheel engraving of a meandering chain of circles and four stylized leaf sprays.
Gallery Label: 
The engraved decoration closely parallels that on a lamp and a compote at the Toledo Museum ("American Glass" Cat. Nos. 408 and 199). The compote has been tentatively attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Works.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group