Ruby Glass Lamp Font and Milk Glass Stem
The one-of-a-kind artifacts recovered from the wreck of the SS Republic include a hand-blown ruby glass lamp font with a faded vine decoration running along its shoulder, accompanied by a pressed milk glass base.
Produced by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
of Massachusetts, this particular lamp would have been
described as ‘plated, cut and engraved’ by the hardware
and lighting companies that sold them.