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Pipe lighter

Object Number: 
1915.19
Date: 
ca. 1851
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 10 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 27.3 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the base: "June 9th../ 1851." in script
Description: 
Wrought silver pipe lighter; circular bowl with a band of beading applied around the rim and around the lower body; seated on a globular pedestal with three bands of beading; pedestal screwed onto a circular foot with a band of beading around the edge; two turned wooden handles at set into long, narrow cylindrical handle sockets applied to either side of the body; engraved on the base, "June 9th../ 1851." in script; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group