6: PIERCED SHEET IRON AND BLOWN MOLDED WHALE OIL LANTER
PIERCED SHEET IRON AND BLOWN MOLDED WHALE OIL LANTERN, japanned finish, bail handle, pierced dots to top and base, slightly tapered fixed cased ruby/red globe with lightly embossed rectangular slug plate, removable sheet iron holder fitted with a glass font and bayonet mechanism, No. 1 brass collar. Fitted with a brass and tin double-tube burner. Third quarter 19th century. 17 1/4" HOA, 12 1/4" H to top cap, 5 1/2" D base.
Provenance: The Phillip M. Sullivan estate collection.
Very good condition, moderate losses to japanned finish resulting in light to moderate rust, globe with some minute wear and a minor flake, bayonet mechanism pins and font holder with small repairs, font and burner undamaged.