Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nursing lamp
  • United States
  • nursing lamp, circa 1830–1835
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Width: 5.1 x 7.6 cm
    Object Height/Width: 2 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1097

Pewter whale oil nursing lamp. Oval lamp on saucer base with handle. Top is brass with single wick. Has traces of gold paint.