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Castle Garden, New York City
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 24.8 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
Pair of colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed hexagonal font with molded lyres or harps on the side panels joined by a wafer to hexagonal baluster stem on flat hexagonal plinth; threaded brass collar with tin double wick burner that is not original.
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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