Cut glass oil lamp

The oil lamp is the largest cameo incrusted item to come from the Holyrood Glassworks and is formed of three separate, clear, cut-glass elements.

Details

Medium:
Lead glass, ceramic insets, & gilt brass mounts
Dimensions:
74 cm
Art Fund grant:
£11,250 ( Total: £16,200)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Mallett

The funnel is very elaborately cut; the column encloses two cameo incrustations, one of William Shakespeare (signed by the medallist William Hackett) and the other of Sir Walter Scott.

Provenance

Paul Jokelson Collection, New York; Mallet.

Venue details

Museum of Edinburgh 142 Canongate, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH8 8DD 0131 529 4143 www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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