1963.0657 Pewter lamp
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Lamp (Oil lamp)

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  • Creator (Role):

    Brook Farm (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    West Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

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  • Materials:

    Britannia metal; Pewter

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Object Number


Object Name

Lamp (Oil lamp)



Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Brook Farm (Maker)
Katherine Ebert in Collecting American Pewter, p. 110 states that Ephraim Capen, pewterer, was associated with Brook Farm in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, an experimental commune before working with George Molineux in New York City. Capen signed the constitution of Brook Farm Association for Industry and Education on May 12, 1844. See the records for Ephraim Capen, George Molineux, and Capen & Molineux. For more on Ephraim Capen's mark used at Brook Farm, see Laughlin, Pewter in America (1981), vol.2, p.98; C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (1949), p.243; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.126; Carl Jacobs, Guide to American Pewter (1957), p.47-48; Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.218; and Montgomery, The American Pewterer (1970), p.136. See also Laughlin, Pewter in America, vol.3, p.178; J.B. Kerfoot, American Pewter (1942), p.155.

Place of Origin

West Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside; "BROOK FARM" stamped in a curved rectangle.


Britannia metal; Pewter



Dimensions (inches)

7.362 (H) , 5.118 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

18.7 (H) , 13 (Diam)

Measurement Notes

Diameter measurement is of base.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Goyne, Nancy A. 1965 Britannia in America: The Introduction of a New Alloy and a New Industry. Winterthur Portfolio. (II): 160-196.
Published: fig. 43, p. 189
[Book] Ebert, Katherine. 1973 Collecting American Pewter.
Published: p. 102
[Book] Massachusetts Historical Society. 2009 Collecting History. 58-59.
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