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Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.3973a
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 5 x 4 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed hexagonal font molded with gothic-arched windows in panels joined by wafer to base with hexagonal baluster on flat hexagonal base with incurving sides; pontil mark and threaded brass 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, 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