Burmese Kerosene Lamp with Enamel Decoration in Queen's Design Pattern
Date ca. 1885-1895
Manufacturer:Mount Washington Glass Co., American, New Bedford, MA
Dimensions Overall: 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Medium Blown glass | Brass
Credit Line Gift of Rebecca W. Hitt and James Summar in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waitzer
Description This is a kerosene lamp with four parts: the base, the globe, the top globe and the brass lighter. The center has a brass knob for adjusting the flame. The colors are primarily pale yellow and pink.
Exhibition History"19th-Century America: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 16--September 7, 1970.
Published ReferencesBerry B. Tracy, et al., _19th-century America: furniture and other decorative arts; an exhibition in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art_, (New York: Distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1970), fig. 246.
Kenneth M. Wilson, _New England Glass and Glassmaking_, (New York: Crowell, 1972), 351, fig. 314.
Provenance Maude Feld, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Hitt after 1972; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hitt; Gift of Rebecca W. Hitt and James Summar in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waitzer to the Chrysler Museum of Art, 2001.
Object Label Mt. Washington Glass Co. New Bedford, Massachusetts Burmese Kerosene Lamp with Enamel Decoration in Queen's Design Pattern, ca. 1885-1895 Blown glass and brass Gift of Rebecca W. Hitt and James Summar in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waitzer 2001.24.1 ~ This vase lamp was shown in 1970 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the exhibition 19th-Century America: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Object Number 2001.24.1