English Clear Glass Finger Lamp

Product code - 0537
Sold on 13th June 2015

This antique finger lamp has a lovely diamond optic pattern within the clear glass. The glass is very light and there are no mould marks and only a couple of tiny air bubbles which suggests that it is probably free blown.

Judging by the style of the collar, we believe it to be English but as there are no distinctive markings, we can’t be certain. It may even have been made here in Australia.

It is also hard to date this oil lamp as there are none of the usual tell tale design characteristics to guide us. Machine made glass production took over from the more traditional methods in the early part of the 20th century so we believe this finger lamp was made before that happened. Just how much earlier though is difficult to say.

Even looking at the amount of wear on the underside of the base doesn’t help. Being free blown, the base isn’t completely flat so there are only a couple of points around the outer edge of the base that come into contact with the surface it sits upon. There is a reasonable amount of wear on these points but they are only small areas so it doesn’t give a full enough picture.

This interesting little kerosene lamp is fitted with a vintage burner and chimney. A new wick will be fitted prior to sale.

The antique finger lamp is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks or damage of any kind.

 Height to the top of the burner – 13.5cm (5.25″)

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

Diameter of the font – 10cm (4″)

Width of the lamp (including handle) – 13.5cm (5.25″)

For more information about this English clear glass finger lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0537”

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