Antique Solar Lamp circa 1840s


Product code - 0402
AU$990
 
Sold on 2nd September 2012
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Originally this antique solar lamp would have had a very early centre draught burner and used vegetable oil or lard for fuel. Some time after 1860 the draught tube was removed and it was converted to kerosene which was much cheaper and produced a superior light.

There are two distinctive things about these lamps.

The first thing is the way the shade holder fits around the widest part of the font rather than being fitted to the burner. Once the shade is in place, the font and burner become virtually invisible.

The second thing is the inclusion of beautiful crystal lustres that hang from the shade holder. Just imagine how much the lustres would sparkle once the antique solar lamp is lit.

The font and the ornately decorated stem are brass and the base is marble.

The beautiful hand blown and hand cut shade is a very faithful reproduction of the original style of shade used on these lamps.

A vintage burner and a new chimney complete this antique solar lamp.

Height to the top of the chimney – 58.5cm (23″)

Height to the top of the shade – 56cm (22″)

Diameter of the shade (widest part) – 24cm (9.5″)

For more information about this antique solar lamp, please feel free to¬†contact us and quote “Product code – 0402”

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