Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (21 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm)
Diameter of base: 5 in. (12.7 cm) (show scale)
(1) Impressed on domed top of main reservoir: "--PATENT APPLIED FOR" in circle
(2) Impressed on underside of base in center: stamp shaped like a protractor with "YALE & CURTIS" in arch and "N.Y." in rectangular base
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
Pewter double arm patent lamp. Round disk base rises to stepped edge, concave on top, then rises in center to narrow, balustrade shaft of bulbous lobes and disks. Shaft supports oil reservoir with bulbous lower section and cylindrical body with flat-domed top. Two identical small, can-shaped wells project out from lower section of main reservoir by short tube; each small well has round, screw in top with two upright, slotted feed tubes.
CONDITION: Good; some scratches, pitting, and spots of discoloration; possible old mend near bottom of main reservoir; feed tubes corroded and inside of small wells rusted.
Yale and Curtis. Lamp, 1858-1867. Pewter, Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (21 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.527. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.527_transp934.jpg)
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