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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.640b
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 41.3 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
molded: in relief near base of each burner: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Description: 
Brass double-arm Argand lamp, cruciform design with urn-shaped reservoir on top, two carved arms that extend from the vertical mid-point terminating in burners on either side, and a square base with three tiers, multiple projecting moldings, and gilded rosettes on each side; each urn is topped by a removable ring that is pierced and gilded and supports a pair of eagles; urn has gilded lotus finials.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group