Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.543ab
Date: 
1830-1845
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 23.5 x 9.8 cm )
Description: 
Pair of colorless lead glass oil lamps with blown fonts and pressed bases; cylindrical font with wide vertical ribs alternating with half-ovals connecting to upper and lower rims; hexagonal base and conical stem with incurving sides; brass collar.
Gallery Label: 
The lamp top of INV.543b has two tapering wick tubes which project away from one another, indicating that this pair of lamps was meant to be used with burning fuel rather than oil.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group