Capen and Molineux. <em>Lamp</em>, 1848-1854. Pewter, copper (?), 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (18.4 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.586. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.586_bw.jpg)


Artist:Capen and Molineux

Medium: Pewter, copper (?)

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Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (18.4 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)


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

Accession Number: 27.586

Image: 27.586_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pewter lamp; pedestal consists of stepped dome base rising to a narrow shaft that bulges in center and is decorated with bands. Shaft supports cylindrical oil reservoir with molded band around the bottom edge and around the shoulder; reservoir tapers above shoulder then rises to a short straight neck (threaded on inside) and round mouth. Flat round lid with single copper (?) feed tube sticking up through center screws into mouth. Removable copper (?) cone-shaped cap fits over feed tube; tiny holes in side of cap and top suggest that a now-lost chain once linked the cap to the lid. CONDITION: Fair; overall pitting, especially heavy around reservoir; a few small dents in base; cap for feed tube bend along edge and corroded.

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