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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: Roswell Gleason, American, 1799–1887

Lamp

1835–60

Pewter with brass and molded and polished lead glass

8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) base (Base): 3 15/16 in.(10 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.291
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Geography: 
Made in Dorchester, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), n.p., pl. 75, fig. 645.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 29, no. 121, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery, A History of American Pewter (New York: Dutton, 1973), 99-100, fig. 5–11.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 117, ill.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 82–83, no. 42, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.