Oil lamp

about 1840


Object Place: Probably New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm (9 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2098

Medium or Technique

White opaque glass (molded), brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

The base is composed of a square, four-sided pedestal, each side decorated with a pair of Doric columns flanking a basket of flowers. The pedestal supports a globe with a open hole at the top with a brass ring. The globe is connected to the pedestal by four lion’s heads with paws.

Markings

None

Provenance

Early history unknown; acquired at unknown date by Ruth Webb Lee (1894-1978); 1978, by inheritance to her daughter, the donor; 2010, lent to the Museum by the donor; 2011, year-end-gift of Dorothy-Lee Jones, Weston, Massachusetts to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy-Lee Jones