The high period of the whaling industry in New England spanned from around 1820 to 1850 so most whale oil lamps date to this period. Whale oil was highly prized for it's high quality burn for lamps. This antique, pewter whale oil lamp has a removable two-tube wick burner and is raised on a round saucer base.
DATE c. 1820-50
DIMENSIONS Width 5 Depth 5 Height 9 in.