Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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camphene lamp
  • United States or England, United Kingdom
  • camphene lamp, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19.7 x 10.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 3/4 x 4 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1103
Description

Pewter lozenge font camphene lamp. Cylindrical body on round pedestal with vertical pattern (identified as gadrooning or mellon reeding) on the base. Has a handle which attaches at the body and base. Top has two brass cylinders (wicks) but the snuffers are missing.