PIERCED SHEET-IRON WHALE OIL LANTERN, colorless eight-panel fixed globe, strap-ring handle, top pierced with diamonds and stars and bottom with pierced star pattern, removable base with colorless glass font with No. 1 pewter collar. Fitted with a period pewter double-tube burner. Mid 19th century. 12 5/8" HOA, 10 1/2" H to top of cap, 4" D base. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Good condition, base with denting and splits, interior with some repairs to font holder cup, font with roughness and manufacturing imperfections. Burner undamaged.