1965.1549 Britannia lamp
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Lamp

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    James H. Putnam (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Malden, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1830-1855

  • Materials:

    Pewter; Britannia metal; Sheet iron; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    1965.1549 A, B


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Object Number

1965.1549 A, B

Object Name

Lamp

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

James H. Putnam (Maker)
1803-1855
James Henry Putnam was apprenticed to his uncle, Timothy Baily, who later became his partner in Baily & Putnam in 1830. Putnam created his own shop in 1835, where he worked until his death in 1855. For more on James Putnam's marks, see Laughlin, Pewter in America (1981), vol.2, p.96 and 110; Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.226; Kauffman, The American Pewterer (1970), p.149; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.140; and C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (1949), p.274. See also Carl Jacobs, Guide to American Pewter (1957), p.149.

Place of Origin

Malden, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1830-1855

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside, center; "PUTNAM" in a serrated rectangle, stamped

Materials

Pewter; Britannia metal; Sheet iron; Cotton

Techniques

Cast

Dimensions (inches)

6.339 (H) , 2.992 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

16.1 (H) , 7.6 (Diam)

Measurement Notes

The height above is of the lamp without the burner in place. With the burner, the height is 6.9 inches. The diameter is of the lamp base. The lamp burner is 1.5 inches high and 1.1 inches in diameter.

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