Antique Glass Oil Guard Lamp

Product code - 0495P
Sold on 10th Oct 2015

There are a couple of interesting things about this antique glass oil guard lamp.

The first and most obvious thing is the spill rim around the top of the font. This lipped depression was designed to catch any kerosene that was spilled on the lamp when it was being filled. Undoubtedly, it would have made it much easier to clean up after refueling.

The second and much less obvious point of interest with this lamp is how the pattern in the font was formed. Unlike the majority of antique glass oil lamps, the prism or icicle pattern was actually formed on the inside of the font, leaving the outside smooth. This is known as “pattern under glass” and it was achieved by pressing a patterned plunger into the glass in a smooth mould.

It is hard to put a firm date on this oil guard lamp as it has characteristics that could be attributed to any time between the 1860s and 1900 but we think it is more likely to be from the late 1880s to 1900 period.

The oil lamp is fitted with a vintage burner and a new chimney. A new wick will be fitted.

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

This is a very interesting antique glass lamp that will be a welcome addition to your home or to add to your collection.

Height to the top of the burner – 24cm (9.5″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 39.5cm (15.5″)

Diameter of the font – 12.5cm (5″)

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

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