On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside of base in center, partially struck stamp: "SMITH & CO" in arched rectangle.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
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Smith & Co.. Lamp, ca. 1847-1849. Pewter, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.580a. Creative Commons-BY
overall, 27.580a.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Pewter oil lamp, one of a pair. Pedestal consists of stepped dome base rising to narrow shaft with several sections, including large central tear-drop shaped section. Shaft supports cylindrical oil reservoir; body of reservoir tapers around collar to round opening (threaded on inside). Flat round lid with two metal feed tubes extending upright through center screws into opening.
CONDITION: Fair; badly tarnished; allover scratches and discoloration spots, especially around reservoir; two yellowish marks (corrosion?) around base; feed tubes corroded.
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