Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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camphene lamp
  • camphene lamp, circa 1850
  • Where object was made: Unknown
  • blown glass
  • Object Height: 15.6 cm
    Object Height: 6 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6470.a,b

Clear blown glass lamp flashed with deep red. It has a round base and a baluster stem that is flared and turned down at the top. The top part is an inverted pear shape with fluting and cut dots. It has a brass, two wick holder with metal chains and a cover.