Reverse Painted Oil Lamp

Product code - 0528
Sold on 25th April 2014

Oil lamps with reverse painted stems were made from the mid 1870s to the 1900s with the period of greatest popularity being 1880 – 1900.

The stem section is made of clear glass and then paint has been applied to the inner surface to create the finish.

This process was quick and cheap to produce and made attractive, decorative lamps that everyone could afford.

Reverse painted stem oil lamps also had the added advantage of being more robust than some other types of composite lamps such as those with redware stems.

The stem of this oil lamp has been decorated with a black marble effect and it is complemented nicely by the black painted cast iron base.

The clear glass font has an all over sawtooth pattern. It is fitted with a brass collar which bears a patent date of April 13, 1875 or 1876. It is hard to make out the last number.

A vintage burner, a new wick and a new beaded top chimney complete the antique oil lamp.

Overall, this antique reverse painted stem oil lamp is in excellent condition and will be a beautiful addition to your home or your collection.

Height to the top of the burner – 37cm (14.5″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 54.5cm (21.5″)

Diameter of the font – 15cm (6″)

Width of the base – 12cm (4.75″)

For more information about this reverse painted stem oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0528”

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