Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oil lamp
  • United States
  • oil lamp, 1835–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pressed glass
  • Object Height: 26 cm
    Object Height: 10 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6086
Description

Clear, pressed glass oil lamp with a hexagonal base. The stem bulges out at the bottom. The body of the lamp has six panels with a "Star and punty" design with stars and circles. The top of the body is domed and has a circular, metal piece for the wick.