SIGNED NEW ENGLAND GLASS CO. PIERCED SHEET-IRON WHALE OIL AND DEEP RUBY GLOBE LANTERN, fixed cylinder-form globe, traces of original finish, strap handle, top pierced with a stylized scroll and bottom with pierced star pattern, removable base with spring mechanism, underside impressed "N. E. GLASS CO. / PATENTED OCT. 24. 1854", colorless glass font with No. 1 pewter collar. Fitted with a period tin double-tube burner. Circa 1854. 16 1/4" HOA, 11 1/2" H to top of cap, 6" D base. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Very good condition, expected wear and light denting, primarily to base, globe undamaged. Burner in unused-like condition with some minute marring to edge.