Camphene oil lamp

American
1835–50


Object Place: possibly Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

27.3 cm (10.75 in.)

Accession Number

1978.705b

Medium or Technique

Glass, pressed

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Pair of colorless camphene oil lamps with pressed hexagonal bases, hexagonal stems that taper into hexagonal flattened knop. Font is hexagonal with “star and punty” pattern on it. Rounded shoulders and original metal tops with two long wick holders and caps. Star and punty pattern: alternate panel with circle above circle enclosing star and panel with oval enclosing punty ( a five pointed star with 1 long point) and with a torus molding at the top and bottom. See Barlow and Kaiser, vol. 2, cat. 2118.

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection