Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oil lamp
  • United States
  • oil lamp, circa 1835–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pressed glass
  • Object Height: 28.6 cm
    Object Height: 11 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6471

Clear, pressed glass oil lamp. It has a high, square pedestal base that has no decoration. It has a bell-shaped bowl with six panels. There is a heart on each panel. Between the hearts is a diamond diapered pattern. There is a metal ring at the top for wicks.