SIGNED NEW ENGLAND GLASS CO. PIERCED SHEET-IRON WHALE OIL ONION-GLOBE LANTERN, colorless fixed globe, worn japanned finish, bail handle, top pierced with a stylized scroll and bottom with pierced dot pattern, removable base with spring mechanism, underside impressed "N. E. GLASS CO. / PATENTED. OCT. 24. 1854", colorless glass font with No. 1 pewter fine-line collar. Fitted with a pewter double-tube burner. Circa 1854. 15 3/4" HOA, 10 1/2" H to top of cap, 6" D base. Provenance: From the collection of Suzanne and Robert Fratus, Cape Cod, MA.
Globe undamaged, sheet-iron in excellent condition with expected minute imperfections, font with a crack to the base. Burner undamaged.