Camphene lamp

Camphene lamp
Title
Camphene lamp
Date 
ca. 1845
Medium 
Pewter, copper, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 13.7 x 9.5 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Two copper wick ovoid lamp attached to saucer base with C-shaped handle; saucer rim and middle of ovoid decorated with rows of bead; pewter wick covers attached by metal chains.
Object Number 
1947.478
Gallery Label 
This is probably a camphene lamp because of the longer wicks. Camphene lamps were generally used in 1845-1850.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group