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Kerosene lamp

Kerosene lamp
Title
Kerosene lamp
Date 
1860-1900
Medium 
Glass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 3 in. ( 21 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Blue glass kerosene lamp with short cylindrical body and applied loop handle blown in a multi-part mold with a brass kerosene wick holder and colorless glass hurricane shade.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1518ab
Marks 
printed: on shade: "TRADEMARK/ACME/LEAD FLINT" carved: in low relief on wick adjuster: "STELLAR/E.M. & Co"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group