Whale-oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale-oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.5 cm; Base Diam: 9.6 cm
On Display
about 1830
Primary Description: 
Whale-oil Lamp. Lead glass, colorless; free-blown and pressed parts; long free-blown pear-shaped font with short shank, attached by button knop to pressed inverted cup plate forming stepped base with broad scallop rim, so-called sheaf of wheat border, and on step, eight-petal flower with cross-cut circle between tips of petals and encircled by band of very fine diamonds.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 201, #786; BIB# 30457
Woman's day dictionary of Sandwich glass (1963) illustrated, p. 26 (row 1, far left); BIB# 98017
The Woman's Day Dictionary of American Glass (1961-08) illustrated, p. 24, top left; BIB# 98018
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, pl. 190, #6; BIB# 25297