Oil lamp

1830–50
Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.663

Medium or Technique

Pewter

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter

Markings

Marked: "R. GLEASON" in rectangle on base

Provenance

unknown private collection to an antiques dealer in Missouri; acquired by Bette and Melvyn Wolf, Inc., Flint, Michigan; purchased by Gerald W.R. Ward for the Museum at the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association show, Manchester, New Hampshire, August 8, 2008; purchased by the MFA, 2008. (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ulf B. Heide