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Oil lamp

Oil lamp
Title
Oil lamp
Date 
1830-1850
Medium 
Glass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 14 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Colorless blown lead glass oil lamp; spherical font with vertical rim decorated with wheel-engraved band of vines and flowers with solid cylindrical peg with pontil mark; flared metal double wick holder.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1648b
Gallery Label 
Peg lamps were intended to fit into candlesticks.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group