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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1099
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 19 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Light blue pressed glass oil lamp; flattened spherical font with horizontal ribbing on ringed and faceted stem on square base with incurving sides, canted corners, and two trough-like indentations on either side of the stem; threaded brass collar with flared double wick holder that does not fit lamp.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group