Atterbury Co. Figural Oil Lamp

Product code - 0622
Sold on 22nd Sept 2016

Atterbury Co. Figural Oil Lamp

There can be no doubt that this lamp was made by Atterbury Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In her second book “Oil Lamps II”, Catherine Thuro devotes a full page (page 102) to lamps with this stem form in glass and spelter.

The stem on this Atterbury figural oil lamp is quite detailed and shows that a great deal of care and effort went into its design. The spelter has a cold painted finish which is in excellent condition.

The simple font with its mostly plain form does nothing to detract from the detail of the figure. Molded into the top of the font is a depression which is designed to trap any kerosene that may be spilled when the lamp is being filled. Also molded into this spill ring are patent dates of Sept 1863 and July 1879. The brass collar with the extended shoulder is typical of the lamps that were made during this time. This was also the period when figural oil lamps were most popular.

The base is black painted cast iron and the lamp is fitted with a new burner and a new chimney.


The overall condition of this antique Atterbury Co. figural lamp is very good to excellent. There are no chips, cracks or damage of any kind.

This lovely lamp will make a wonderful addition to your home or to your collection.


Height to the top of the burner – 36cm (14″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 57cm (22.5″)

Diameter of the font – 15cm (6″)

Further information

For more information about this antique Atterbury Co. figural oil lamp, please feel free to contact us quoting “Product code – 0622”

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