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Bull's eye lamp

Object Number: 
1947.443a-c
Date: 
mid 19th century
Medium: 
Pewter, glass, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 in. ( 21 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Britannia metal bull's eye oil lamp with circular molded brass; baluster stem; brass and iron lamp cap and wick holder; glass lenses attach to opposite sides of fuel reservoir.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this bull's eye lamp belonged to William Vosburgh, Albany, N.Y., the donor'd great grandfather. The lamp is attributed to Roswell Gleason (1822-1871), a pewterer from Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group