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Lamp

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
DATES 1848-1854
DIMENSIONS Overall: 9 x 5 x 5 in. (22.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm) Height excluding feed tubes: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center: "[CAP]EN & / N-Y / MOLINEUX" over "20" [the "MOLINEUX" is stamped over the top part of the "20"]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 27.569
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Capen and Molineux. Lamp, 1848-1854. Pewter, Overall: 9 x 5 x 5 in. (22.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.569. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 27.569_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter lamp. Round disk base with raised rounded molding around top edge; top of disk dips downward then rises into knobbed stem. Stem supports reservoir which flares out in steps as it rises to the midpoint, then tapers in steps as it rises to narrow round opening at top. Flat round lid screws into opening; two copper feed tubes extend upward at angle from the lid. (Pin-sized hole in side of lid suggests that there was once a chain connected to caps for the feed tubes.) Several bands of repoussé decorations in floral, egg-and-dart, and scrolling patterns ring both the reservoir and the base. CONDITION: Fair; allover spots of dark corrosion; base slightly bent and does not sit level.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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