Bullseye and Fleur-de-lis c.1860s

Product code - 0658

The font pattern for this composite lamp is called Bullseye and Fleur-de-lis and it was made in America during the 1860s.

In her third book “Oil Lamps 3”, Catherine Thuro shows this lovely font on page 15(c) with a glass base.

The pattern is detailed and very well formed with the concave centres of the bullseyes creating an additional optical effect.

The brass stem is also highly decorative with crossed bands of small circles running the full length of the stem. A plain brass connector joins the stem to the unusual dark brown soapstone (slate) base.

The lamp is much heavier than similar composite lamps. The lead glass font is quite thick in the pattern panels, particularly where the bullseyes are formed. The soapstone base further adds to the weight of the lamp and these things make it a very stable lamp.

Finally, a vintage burner and a new wick and chimney complete this lovely antique oil lamp.


Overall, this Bullseye and Fleur-de-lis composite lamp is in excellent condition. The lead glass font is free of any chips, cracks or damage of any kind. There aren’t even any air bubbles within the glass.

The soapstone base is also free of and chips and the original square nut is still in place. Felt pads have been added to the underside of the base to protect any surface the lamp sits on.

All in all, this is a very beautiful antique oil lamp and we are sure it will be a wonderful addition to your home or your collection.


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

Height to the top of the chimney – 44cm (17.25″)

Diameter of the font – 10cm (4″)

Width of the base – 10cm (4″)

Further information

For more information or additional pictures of this lovely Bullseye and Fleur-de-lis composite lamp, or to obtain a shipping estimate, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0658”

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