Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.916i
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 4 1/2 in. ( 30.5 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass oil lamp;domed lotus blossom font; font joined with wafer to hexagonal baluster standard on hexagonal base with incurving sides; pewter collar and top with splayed wick tubes.
Gallery Label: 
The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group