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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1523
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass oil lamp blown in a multi-part mold; bell-shaped font with two rows of six rectangular panels with applied loop handle with crimped end; threaded brass collar.
Gallery Label: 
These lamps are known as hand lamps or night lights. According to the accession records, this is a camphene lamp that burned a fluid made from a distillate of camphor.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group