Thumbprint Glass Font Oil Lamp

Product code - 0565
Sold on 8th March. 2015

This antique composite oil lamp has a Thumbprint glass font and a hand painted glass stem.

The font has the style of those from the mid 1860s but the hand painted stem and the soapstone base are more likely to be from the 1870s so we will say it is circa 1870. The font is shown on a different base on page 166 fig. (c) of Catherine Thuro’s first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”.

The decoration on the front of the stem is a single white daisy on a pale blue background. There is a similar but smaller motif on the reverse. The green of the leaves is a very good match to the green soapstone (slate) base and they compliment each other nicely.

The antique oil lamp is fitted with a new burner and wick and a vintage beaded top chimney.

This Thumbprint glass font kerosene lamp is in excellent condition and its elegant lines and simple decoration mean it will suit any decor in any room.

Height to the top of the burner – 33cm (13″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 50cm (19.75″)

Diameter of the font – 12.5cm (5″)

Width of the base – 11.5cm (4.75″)

For more information about this antique Thumbprint glass font oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0565″

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