Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.3980ab
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 28.6 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
on wickholder: "BENSON'S PATENT DEC. 1843"
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".
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