Lamp (one of a pair)

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1835/40

Artist:

Attributed to Union Flint Glass Works
American, founded 1826
Kensington, Pennsylvania

About this artwork

These lamps were made to burn oil. The brass collars allowed wicks and glass shades to be screwed tightly to the tops. The shades fit over the wicks and aided in illuminating a room by diffusing the light of the flame.

On View

American Art, Gallery 172

Artist

Union Flint Glass Co.

Title

Lamp (one of a pair)

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

1835–1840

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

26.7 × 10.8 cm (10 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisitions of the Corning Museum of Glass and Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Reference Number

1995.42.1

Extended information about this artwork

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