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Whale Oil Lamp

Designer:
Probably designed by Thomas Cains (active 1812–ca. 1820)
Manufacturer:
(Possibly manufactured at his Phoenix Glass Works (1812–27) or
Manufacturer:
South Boston Flint Glass Works )
Date:
1813–30
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Free-blown lead glass
Dimensions:
H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Michael Heidelberger, in memory of Nina T. Heidelberger, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.439.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Dr. Michael Heidelberger, New York, until 1982
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