Capen and Molineux. <em>Lamp</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.569_bw.jpg)


Artist:Capen and Molineux

Medium: Pewter

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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)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 27.569

Image: 27.569_bw.jpg,

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.

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