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    Lamp

    • Culture: American
    • Medium: Pewter
    • Place Made: United States
    • Dates: ca. 1840
    • Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (21.3 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Marked on underside of pedestal: (1) Painted around outer edge in dark color "62" (2) Painted in black on stepped dome "16101-77" [old accession #]
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 27.521
    • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: American. Lamp, ca. 1840. Pewter, 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (21.3 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.521. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, CUR.27.521_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
    • Catalogue Description: Pewter oil lamp with swinging reservoir, can be hung or set upon table. Pedestal consists of round base that rises in steps to narrow, flat-topped dome; upright ring handle (finger hold) attached to top of base on one side and a small hinged ring (for hanging) attached to edge of base opposite side. Two-pronged bracket rises from top of pedestal; cylindrical reservoir suspended between these brackets with pins that extend from banded "shoulder" of reservoir; reservoir pivots on these pins. Reservoir has domed top and raised neck with round, threaded opening. Flat round metal stopper screws into neck; two narrow tubes (feeds to oil) project from stopper at angle; feeds taper upward to small opening. Suspended by metal chain from stopper are two cone-shaped caps with flared opening; caps fit over feeds to snuff out flame. On 12/3/03, two lengths of wick (of thick, multi-stranded string) found inside reservoir, appear unused. CONDITION: Fair; all-over tarnish, light scratches, and dings; dark spots of discoloration, especially around base of pedestal; top of one of the feed tube caps is corroded away (there is a hole).
    • Record Completeness: Good (74%)
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