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Oil lamps (pair)

Oil lamps (pair)
Title
Oil lamps (pair)
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Glass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 28.6 x 13.3 cm )
Description 
Pair of colorless lead glass oil lamp with blown font and pressed base; bulb-shaped font cut with six cut flutes attached with three-bladed knop to hexagonal trumpet- shaped base; pewter collar and double wick holder for whale oil with inscription "BENSON'S PATENT DEC 1843".
Object Number 
INV.3980ab
Marks 
on wickholder: "BENSON'S PATENT DEC. 1843"
Gallery Label 
Wick holder Z.471 was found with this lamp, but does not fit, and therefore cannot be original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group