Redware Stem Oil Lamp

Product code - 0623R
Sold on 19th Oct 2015

A redware stem oil lamp was cheaper to produce so cheaper to buy. This made a nice composite lamp affordable for almost everyone. The redware (pottery or terracotta) stem was always painted in one form or another. Many were hand painted with a simple rural scene whilst others were made to look like a tree trunk.

The downside to this type of stem though, is that the painted decoration often wore off with use. We believe this is what might have happened to this redware stem oil lamp and it has been repainted with a black marble effect.

The classical appeal of “marble” combines beautifully with the embossed brass collar and connectors. It is further enhanced by the pattern around the black painted cast iron base.

We haven’t been able to identify the font pattern but it compliments the embossed pattern used on the connectors very nicely. The font has a couple of small air bubbles within the glass but nothing more than is expected in glass from the 1880s.

Finally, this lovely redware stem oil lamp is fitted with a new burner, wick and beaded top chimney.

Overall, this antique oil lamp is in excellent condition without any chips, cracks or damage of any kind.

It will make a lovely addition to your home or collection.

Height to the top of the burner – 33cm (13″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 50.5cm (20″)

Diameter of the font – 15cm (6″)

Width of the base – 12cm (4.75″)

For more information about this antique painted redware stem oil lamp, please feel free to contact us quoting “Product code – 0623R″

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