Lamp

About this object

Narrative

The collector obtained the lamp in British Columbia, but it was said to be from Greenland. Probably cast in Europe.

Physical description

Brass lamp consisting of an open, round container with flaring sides and a large triangular spout protruding outwards. Opposite side has slightly curved handle attached by two brass nails and projecting upwards to three-quarters of object's overall height. Handle's interior mid-point has serrated, triangular projection. Black patina in most areas. Top of it is pierced and bolt with ring eye inserted loosely. Threaded through ring eye is the end of a narrow rod.