Oil lamp: lavender

Object Number: 
INV.3774
Date: 
1847-1865
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Purple pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed font in loop pattern with six protruding oval panels attached by wafer to hexagonal baluster on circular faceted base; threaded pewter collar.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, this method eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body 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