Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • lamp, circa 1700s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • iron
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.3 x 7.7 x 14.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 3/16 x 3 x 5 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1355.a,b

Iron pear-shaped container (identified as a Betty Lamp) and metal rod attached at the base (identified as a decorative sconce). Attached to the metal rod is a cast hook which extends to reach the top of the pear-shaped container. The hinged lid has a round hole in the center.