Oil lamps

Oil lamps
Title
Oil lamps
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 )
Description 
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.
Object Number 
1964.61ab
Marks 
stamped: on top of A: "PATENT APPLIED FOR" stamped: in half-circle in relief in both bases: "YALE & CURTIS/NY"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this form is unique to this maker. "Yale& Curtis. Henry Yale and Stephen Curtis, Jr, made lamps of all types, including the swing variety at 67 Beekman Street in 1858. They moved to 90 Fulton Street and continued the business until 1867.", Pewter in America, vol. II
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group