Whale Oil Lamp

New England Glass Company, American, East Cambridge, Massachusetts, active 1818 - 1888

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1830-1840

Colorless lead glass, mold blown, pressed, and cut

Overall: 9 7/16 × 3 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (24 × 8.8 × 8.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dale Barker, Class of 1954, 1991P

2013.26

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furnishings: Lighting Device

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Exhibition History

Toledo Museum of Art, “The New England Glass Company, 1818–1888,” 1963, cat. 193.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

Publication History

Watkins, Lura Woodside. Cambridge Glass, 1818 to 1888. New York, Bramhall House, 1930, illus. plate 63, p. 143.

Rogers, Millard F. Jr. The New England Glass Company, 1818–1888. Toledo Museum of Art, 1963, p. 74, no. 199.

Provenance

George Innes Dale (1809–1897), Cambridge, Massachusetts (glass blower for New England Glass Company); to his daughter, Annie Reed Barker (1859–1945); to her son Winthrop Dale Barker (1893–1990), Dartmouth Class of 1915; to his son Richard D. Barker, West Dennis, Massachusetts, Dartmouth Class of 1954, P’91; given to present collection, 2013.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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