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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1848-1854
DIMENSIONS Overall: 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm) Height excluding feed tubes: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside: "CAPEN & / N-Y / MOLINEUX" above "20"
INSCRIPTIONS Old accession number painted in black on underside: "16010 - / - 131"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
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CAPTION Capen and Molineux. Lamp, 1848-1854. Pewter, Overall: 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.574. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 27.574_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter lamp. Lamp in shape of cone which rises from flat round base in tapering steps to narrow round opening at top (forms the reservoir). Lamp decorated with wide band of repoussé decorations of flowers and scrolling patterns around middle step and narrower band of egg-and-dart pattern near top. Flat round lid screws into opening; two copper feed tubes extend upward at angle from the lid. Attached handle in shape of "?" soldered to side. CONDITION: Fair; base badly bent on one side and has long open crack; badly tarnished; a few scratches and pit marks; spots of white corrosion around handle joins.
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