Lamp and timepiece

Object Number: 
1937.409
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Pewter, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 39.4 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in relief on pewter strip on side of glass reservoir: "VI"; "VII"; "VIII"; IX"; "X"; "XI"; "XII"; "I"; "II"; "III"; "IV"
Description: 
Whale oil lamp and timepiece with molded base, narrow cylindrical shaft topped with an oil lamp with flip cover, and glass reservoir with pewter handle.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group