PIERCED SHEET-IRON WHALE OIL LANTERN, colorless slightly tapered fixed globe, later japanned finish, 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 tin double-tube drop-in burner. Mid 19th century. 14 1/4" HOA, 11 1/2" H to top of cap, 4" D base. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Excellent condition, cap with light denting, globe undamaged and with a short annealing line to upper ring, as made, font and burner undamaged.