PIERCED SHEET-IRON DIMINUTIVE WHALE OIL ONION-GLOBE LANTERN, colorless fixed globe, ring handle, top and bottom with pierced star pattern and additional diamonds to the top, removable base fitted with a colorless glass font, pewter collar and double-tube burner. Traces of black paint. Second quarter 19th century. 11 1/4" HOA, 8 1/2" H to top of cap, 3 1/8" D base. Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Good condition, expected light denting and surface rust, base with poor repairs to seams, interior of cap with significant rust and a small loss which does not affect the exterior, globe undamaged except for a small area of scratches.