Oil lamp base

Oil lamp base
Title
Oil lamp base
Date 
1848-1854
Medium 
Pewter, iron, tin bottom
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 10.2 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Stepped, bell-shaped reservoir with flat circular base, reeded inside of mouth and scrolling handle; missing burner.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1527
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group