Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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whale oil lamp
  • United States
  • whale oil lamp, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.4 x 9.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1221
Description

Pewter whale oil lamp. Small pedestal lamp with cylindrical oil font. Brass top. One short wick holder and empty hole where other wick holder should be. No mark.