Lantern

Title:
Lantern
Date: 
ca. 1877
Medium: 
Brass, glass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 7 in. ( 26.7 x 18.7 x 17.8 cm ) with handle raised: 17 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. ( 43.8 x 16.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass ship lantern with domed hinged lid with loop handle, wire cage around glass shade, and domed circular base; lid has simple lock.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 
1941.821
Gallery Label: 
According to donor, this lantern is from the steamer the "Saratoga" (1877-1919). It is a presentation piece of a type usually presented to ship's officers when they were retiring or being transferred.
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group