THREE AMERICAN SIGNED HAND LAMPS 1830-1847

Three Lamps from the Robert E. Putney Jr. (1933-1991) collection. Past President of the Rushlight Club. Rare Early Lighting & Related Materials  Auction held June 16,1892 where these items were purchased. The descriptions in the  catalog were:
Left Lamp: "Pewter Hand Lamp by James H. Putman, Malden, Massachusetts
   1830-1835. Condition: Excellent.  Overall Height: 4"  (ATRA)
List Price: $495
Center Lamp: "Very fine pewter saucer based hand lamp with whale oil burner by James  
H. Putman, Malden, Massachusetts 1830-1835. Condition: Outstanding"
 Overall Height:51/2"  ( ATRA)
List Price: $495
Right Lamp: "Scarce Pewter Hand Lamp by Capen & Molineaux, New York City 1848-1854 and Dorchester, Mass 1844-47. Condition: Excellent, Height: 21/2" (PARK) 
Individual lamps are left to right in the main image.
List Price: $495
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