Kerosene Lamp

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Kerosene Lamp
Accession Number: 
H: 60.1 cm, (base): 32.4 cm, (a): 17.7 cm, (b): 24.8 cm; D (a): 15.7 cm, (b): 8.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1865-1875
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and red glass; brass; blown, engraved and cut and pressed. Blown pear-shaped shade of colorless glass with engraved decoration of flowers and berries; baluster shaped chimney blown of colorless glass; brass kerosene burner marked "HOLMES, BOOTH & HAYDEN PAT JAN 1860 [illeg.] PAT JAN 11 1859" on thumb wheel; font blown of colorless glass overlaid with opaque white and red glass and cut in a design of circles; attached by a brass stem to a pressed opaque white glass stem and square base.
Ruggles, Carrie S., Source
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 5, fig. 8; BIB# AI10678
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 324; BIB# 22375
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 234, #917; BIB# 30457