Oil lamp: twin wick w/caps

Object Number: 
1957.166a
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 4 in. ( 27.9 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; flaring cup-shaped font with domed top; pressed decoration on font consists of six lotus leaves around bottom and scalloped band beneath dome; font joined by wafer to hexagonal baluster standard and hexagonal base; pewter collar and cover with splayed wick tubes and caps .
Gallery Label: 
The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Fannie G. Dudley and Family
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group