Capen and Molineux. <em>Lamp</em>, 1848–1854. Pewter, Overall: 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.574. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.574_bw.jpg)


Artist:Capen and Molineux

Medium: Pewter

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Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm) Height excluding feed tubes: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 27.574

Image: 27.574_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pewter lamp. Lamp in shape of cone which rises from flat round base in tapering steps to narrow round opening at top (forms the reservoir). Lamp decorated with wide band of repoussé decorations of flowers and scrolling patterns around middle step and narrower band of egg-and-dart pattern near top. Flat round lid screws into opening; two copper feed tubes extend upward at angle from the lid. Attached handle in shape of "?" soldered to side. CONDITION: Fair; base badly bent on one side and has long open crack; badly tarnished; a few scratches and pit marks; spots of white corrosion around handle joins.

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