Clear Hurricane Lamp

Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts

FAPG 19611D.001

c. 1830–35

Clear Hurricane Lamp, about 1830–35
Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts (active 1825–88)
Glass, pressed, fire-polished, and factory-ground, with blown shade, wheel-cut, and cast and die-rolled gilt-brass fittings 
19 1/4 in. high, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. square at base, 5 1/2 in. diameter at top of shade

Description

Clear Hurricane Lamp, about 1830–35
Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts (active 1825–88)
Glass, pressed, fire-polished, and factory-ground, with blown shade, wheel-cut, and cast and die-rolled gilt-brass fittings 
19 1/4 in. high, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. square at base, 5 1/2 in. diameter at top of shade

Although hurricane lamps became a popular form of lighting during the Neo-Classical period, few were produced in the United States, most having originated in France and England. On the other hand, the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, with offices in Boston and a glass manufactory in Sandwich, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, appears to have produced at least four different models.

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