Lantern

Lantern
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
Marks 
engraved: on base in zigzag lettering: "1877" stamped: under base: "PAT'D APR 23, 67/AUG 3, 69 [?]" stamped: on glass: " A Parsell/Steamer/Saratoga"
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