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oil lamp
  • United States
  • oil lamp, circa 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1088

Pewter whale oil chamber lamp. Bell-shaped with one brass wick holder and a hole in cover for chain and snuffer. Has a reed at the foot and neck and an ear-shaped handle. No mark.