SAMUEL ROUTSON, OHIO ATTRIBUTED STONEWARE FAT LAMP, Albany-slip glazed, double-spout/wick font raised on a tapered stem and saucer base, applied strap handle, fully glazed under base. Together with a manganese-glazed earthenware conical-form finger lamp with a reproduction tin drop-in burner. Two pieces total. Fat lamp attributed to Samuel Routson (1819-1882), Doylestown, Wayne Co., OH. Circa 1836-1856. 6 5/8" H, 4 3/4" D foot. Other 2 1/4" H to top of font, 3 1/2" D foot. Literature: See Richmond - Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860 exhibition catalogue, p. 68, fig. 98 for a nearly identical fat lamp from the collection of The Ohio Historical Society. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Undamaged, some glaze skips and a glazed-over spout flake, each as made.