Whale oil lamp (one of a pair)

1851–71
Roswell Gleason and Sons (American, active 1851–1871), Roswell Gleason (American, 1799–1887)


Object Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

32.5 cm (12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.32

Medium or Technique

Silver plate

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Stem is the same as the candlestick pictured in R. Gleason & Sons, Dorchester Mass., 1866 [trade catalogue], Plate 23, No. 200, 11inch.

Markings

Marked with Massachusetts State Seal (Gleason & Sons mark 1851-1871) on base.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund