ASSORTED METAL WHALE OIL LAMPS, LOT OF TWO, comprising a diminutive pewter stand sparking example with ribbed cylindrical-form font and circular foot; and a sheet-iron example with a conical-form font, refill chamber adjacent to burner with threaded cover, raised on a single cylindrical stem with ribs and a circular foot. Each fitted with a brass single-tube tin burner. Mid 19th century. 3 1/2" H to top of font, 3 1/4" D foot and 6 7/8" H to top of font, 3 7/8" D foot. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Pewter example in very good condition with expected light wear and minor denting to foot, frozen burner; remaining example with splits and repairs to underside of foot and lacking weighting material, stem and font in very good condition.