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Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
1965.925ab
Date: 
1847-1870
Medium: 
Glass, brass, marble
Dimensions: 
overall: 9 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Description: 
Pair of oil lamps with pressed glass font, cast brass standard, and square marble base; spherical font has vertical ribs and is encircled by vine with leaves and flowers; standard has domed base and annular knop in center.
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