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Oil Lamp

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
DATES 1843–1846
DIMENSIONS 8 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (21.6 x 13 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center of base: "W.H.STAR[R]" in arching rectangle with serrated edge
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter oil lamp. Round disk base, concave on top, then rises in center to narrow, balustrade shaft of bulbous lobes and rings. Shaft supports oil reservoir with bulbous lower section and cylindrical body that tapers at collar to round mouth on top. Screw-in cap with two upright feed tubes. CONDITION: Poor
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION American. Oil Lamp, 1843–1846. Pewter, 8 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (21.6 x 13 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper, 57.167. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.167_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 57.167_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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