Antique Composite Oil Lamp

Product code - 0623F
Sold on 11th August 2018

An antique composite oil lamp such as this one was a popular and affordable choice for many people in North America in the 1880s and 1890s.

These lamps were widely available in a multitude of base, stem and font combinations. That meant there was a much greater variety available to choose from and in some stores, people could even select their own combinations to suit their decor or personal preference.

This particular antique composite oil lamp has a black painted cast iron base and an opal glass stem with a delicate, hand painted floral motif over a pale peach colored wash.

The clear glass font has a simple but attractive pattern of bands of squares with “X”s within. It is also fitted with an attractive patterned collar that nicely compliments the font pattern. This collar pattern is generally associated with lamps from the Edward Miller company and is shown on page 41 fig.(g) of Catherine Thuro’s first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”.

To complete this antique composite oil lamp, it has been fitted with a new embossed burner, a new wick and a new chimney.

The overall condition of this kerosene lamp is very good to excellent. There are no chips, cracks or damage of any kind and there are no losses or fading to the hand painted decoration.

This antique composite oil lamp is sure to be a welcome addition to your home or to your collection.

Height to the top of the burner – 35.5cm (14″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 53.5cm (21″)

Diameter of the font – 14cm (5.5″)

Width of the base – 12cm (4.75″)

Please note: The lamp does NOT lean – it is just the angle from which the photo was taken.

For more information about this antique composite oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0623F”

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