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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
Z.472
Date: 
1813-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
overall: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Description: 
Colorless blown lead glass oil lamp with spherical font with vertical lip joined by solid stem with annular knops to short trumpet-shaped base with upturned rim with downward folded edge and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Known as button stem lamps, these lamps with up-turned base rims (intended to catch dripping oil) were made at the South Boston Flint Glass Works, Pheonix Glass Works, New England Glass Works, and the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group