Fat lamp

Fat lamp
Title
Fat lamp
Date 
1760-1800
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Wrought iron lamp with pear-shaped reservoir hinged wick cover, baluster- shaped armature crooked connected to twisted spike with attached hook.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1947.442
Gallery Label 
This type of lamp is also known as a betty lamp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group