Whale-oil lamp

Whale-oil lamp
Title
Whale-oil lamp
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Pewter, ebony
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 x 5 1/4 in. ( 29.2 x 17.8 x 13.3 cm )
Description 
Pewter whale-oil lamp with hinged, high dome lid with ebony acorn finial, cup-shaped font with extended arm, set on straight, slightly tapered shaft with attached bracketed handle and circular base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1920.40
Provenance 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group