Oil lamps

Object Number: 
1964.61a
Date: 
1858-1867
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 6 x 5 1/8 in. ( 21.3 x 15.2 x 13 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on top of A: "PATENT APPLIED FOR" stamped: in half-circle in relief in both bases: "YALE & CURTIS/ NY"
Description: 
One of a pair of pewter oil lamps with excluding double fonts, each font with double wicks, cylindrical and bulbous body on baluster stem with attached finger loop and circular base.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this form is unique to the makers Yale & Curtis. Henry Yale and Stephen Curtis, Jr, made lamps of all types, including the swing variety. Their shop was located at 67 Beekman Street in 1858. They later moved to 90 Fulton Street and continued the business until 1867.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group