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whale oil lamp
  • Rufus Dunham
    active 1815–1882
  • whale oil lamp, circa 1837–1860
  • Where object was made: Westbrook, Maine, United States
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.2 x 9.8 cm
    Canvas/Support: 9 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.28

Two-wick "Acorn-Type" pewter lamp with brass burners for whale oil and elaborate candlestick base. The base is domed and circular.