Whale Oil Lamp

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



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: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dale Barker, Class of 1954, 1991P



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Furnishings: Lighting Device

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Course History

First Year Student Enrichment Program, Francine A'Ness, Summer 2021

Exhibition History

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

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

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.


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.

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