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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Smith & Co.
DATES ca. 1847–1849
DIMENSIONS 8 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.9 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked on underside of base in center, impressed: "SMITH & CO" in arched rectangular stamp.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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; allover scratches, pitting, and discoloration spots; dark spots of discoloration or corrosion around reservoir and shaft; a few white spots of corrosion on lower edge of reservoir; feed tubes corroded.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Smith & Co.. Lamp, ca. 1847–1849. Pewter, 8 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.9 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.580b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.580b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 27.580b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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