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Oil Lamp (possibly India), ca. 1880

This is a Oil lamp. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is raised, repoussé, chased silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Inkwell, 19th century
  • H x diam.: 9.7 x 12.8 cm (3 13/16 x 5 1/16 in.).
  • Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-3-9

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (approx.): 5.1 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm (2 x 5 x 3 in.)

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Oil Lamp (possibly India), ca. 1880; raised, repoussé, chased silver; H x W x D (approx.): 5.1 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm (2 x 5 x 3 in.); Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-66-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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