Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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

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. There are crystal prisms hanging from the rim. 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.