Antique Glass Oil Lamp Circa 1862

Product code - 0495B
Sold on 17th August 2013

The pattern of this antique glass oil lamp is called “Panelled Bullseye”. A variety of lamps with this font pattern are shown on page 93 of Catherine Thuro’s first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”.

In the early part of the kerosene lighting era, the raised or sunken circle called a bullseye was a popular design for oil lamps and other glassware.

The weight and clarity of the glass used for this oil lamp indicate that it is leaded glass so it was made in the early 1860s. During the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), the use of lead in glass was outlawed because the lead was needed for military purposes.

The lamp is fitted with a new burner, including a new wick, and a new chimney.

The antique glass oil lamp is in excellent condition, only showing minor signs of wear on the underside of the base that are commensurate with its age and usage.

This lovely lamp is sure to be an interesting and attractive addition to your home and will look lovely on a mantlepiece, sideboard or even in the bedroom.

Height to the top of the burner – 28cm (11″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 47cm (18.5″)

Diameter of the font – 13cm (5″)

For more information about this antique glass oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0495B”

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