Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.3972ab
Date: 
1847-1855
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
overall: 11 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.
Description: 
Pair of colorless pressed lead glass oil lamps; flaring cup-shaped font with domed top; pressed decoration on font consists of six lotus leaves around bottom and flaring scalloped band below dome; font joined by wafer to columnar standard with square, stepped base; pewter 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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group