Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oil lamp
  • United States
  • oil lamp, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • blown ruby glass
  • Object Height: 24.1 cm
    Object Height: 9 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6475
Description

Ruby, blown glass oil lamp. The bowl is in an inverted pear shape with a brass ring around the top for the wick. The base and stem are made of iron. The base is square with a round stem that has fluting. There is a brass ring around the top of the stem, also.