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Oil lamp: grape pattern

Object Number: 
INV.3994
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 25.1 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed, flaring cup-shaped font with four identical naturalistic molded grape vines; font joined with wafer to hexagonal baluster standard mounted on hexagonal base; brass collar and cap with splayed wick tubes and caps.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group