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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1937.1648a
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.
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