Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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whale oil lamp
  • Boston & Sandwich Glass Company
    active 1825–1888
  • whale oil lamp, circa 1827–1830
  • Where object was made: Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
  • blown glass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.78 x 9.52 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 3 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6346.a,b

Whale oil lamp with "Strawberry Diamond and Sheaf" cup plate base. Has applied ear shaped handle mounted on base. Body of lamp is cone shaped with auburn colored rim. Base has diamond pattern that forms inner border. A shell pattern forms the outer border.