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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.916a
Date: 
1835-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 24.8 x 12.4 cm )
Marks: 
written: in ink on paper label affixed beneath base: "S"
Description: 
Colorless, lead glass oil lamp; small, spherical font encircled with band of cut ovals; bobeche attaches to hollow, pressed columnar stem and trumpet-shaped base; pressed decoration consists of bands of diagonal lobes around top and bottom of column and around rim of base, ribs on column, and six stylized leaves radiate out from base of column.
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: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group