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Oil Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 57.167
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 57.167_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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