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Oil lamp: C.1892-1928

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Maker(s)

unidentified Langnau pottery (Production)

Description

Buff earthenware, marbled with white and dark brown clay over a red slip, and coated with yellow lead-glaze. the lamp has a spreading circular base, rising into a short stem at the top of which is a cup-shaped receptacle pinched into a lip in front, and having inside it a nozzle open along the top for a wick; a loop handle is attached to the opposite side, and curves downwards to meet a flat projection around the stem.

Notes

History note: Madame Jasselin, Grand rue 37, Bern from whom bought for 12 francs on 14 August 1913 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Langnau ⪼ Canton of Bern ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1830 1830 CE

Components of the work

Surface: composed of lead-glaze Decoration: composed of slip

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1892-1928
Primary reference Number: 72819
Old object number: 3677
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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