Pair of Whale Oil Lamps

Object Name: 
Pair of Whale Oil Lamps

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Object Name: 
Pair of Whale Oil Lamps
Accession Number: 
73.4.125
Dimensions: 
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Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1830-1840
Web Description: 
The pressed bases of these lamps are marked with the initials of the New England Glass Company.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Richard A. Bourne Co., Ltd., Source
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Material: 
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, lead glass; blown, pressed. Conical shape blown font; bulbous knop with wafer on each side below; lower three-part wafer attaches font to base which is pressed in a hollow stepped square with columnar corners; basket of flowers on each side and lion's head on each top corner; inside base opposite bottom, inscribed: "NEG / ER:SR".
A New Find: A Signed New England Glass Company Vase (2009-03) illustrated, p. 19;
Classical Taste in America 1800-1840 (1993) illustrated, pp. 204-206, #163; BIB# 26178
Glass Lighting in the Corning Museum (1983-06) illustrated, p. 4, fig. 6 (A only); BIB# AI10678
Pressed Glass 1825-1925 (1983) p. 24, ill.; p. 46 (A only); BIB# 30792
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 202, #789; BIB# 30457