Whale oil lamp

Whale oil lamp
Title
Whale oil lamp
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 in. ( 19 x 15.2 cm )
Description 
Tin cone top whale oil lamp with slotted cylindrical shaft and loop handle; only one square hole for wick.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1497
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group