Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.512ab
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Pair of colorless pressed lead glass oil lamps; cylindrical font with domed top and pressed decoration consisting of eight alternating bands, half pairs of circles and half diamond mesh; font attached with wafer to hexagonal base with hexagonal cushioned knop stem; brass collar.
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