Smith & Co.. <em>Lamp</em>, ca. 1847-1849. Pewter, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.580a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.580a.jpg)


Artist:Smith & Co.

Medium: Pewter

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1847-1849

Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)


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

Accession Number: 27.580a

Image: 27.580a.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pewter oil lamp, one of a pair. Pedestal consists of stepped dome base rising to narrow shaft with several sections, including large central tear-drop shaped section. Shaft supports cylindrical oil reservoir; body of reservoir tapers around collar to round opening (threaded on inside). Flat round lid with two metal feed tubes extending upright through center screws into opening. CONDITION: Fair; badly tarnished; allover scratches and discoloration spots, especially around reservoir; two yellowish marks (corrosion?) around base; feed tubes corroded.

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