Capen and Molineux. <em>Lamp</em>, 1848-1854. Pewter, copper (?), 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (9.8 x 8.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.575. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.575_bw.jpg)


Artist:Capen and Molineux

Medium: Pewter, copper (?)

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Dimensions: 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (9.8 x 8.9 x 7 cm)


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

Accession Number: 27.575

Image: 27.575_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Nursing or "sparking" lamp; cylindrical oil reservoir set on wider, hollow disk base; top of cylinder forms ridge then tapers up to round threaded mouth; round, flat cap screws into mouth and has narrow copper (?) feed tube projecting upward from center. Handle in shape of a truncated "S" with rounded ends (bottom half truncated) soldered to side of cylinder. CONDITION: Good; base slightly bent and misshapen; few large pit marks on base and cap; scratches overall and a few small dings; corrosion visible inside feed tube.

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