Magnificent Cut & Frosted Large Ives Shade with 6 1/2 inch base fitter for a Hanging Hall Oil Lamp ! Circa 1860's to 1870's.
Fits a Rare Civil War Period "Ives " all Cast Brass Frame and steel chain Hanging Hall Lamp.
Frames are dated July 16,1860's aside of the chimney holders . Patent records show that Ives Patent # 46,471 was actually patent dated Feb.21,1865 for : " Counter Weighted Lighting Aid " whereas the Shade and the Chimney Rise up together by pulling down the lamp for Filling,Lighting or Cleaning of the lamp !
The Ball shade dimensions are 6 1/2 inch straight base fitter, 9 7/8 inches at the balls center bulge diameter, 8 inches high and a 7 inch Rolled-Over Edge Opening at top.
Shade Weighs 2 Pounds and 8.5 Ounces.
This listing is for the Shade Only . Will be Double Boxed for safety,shipped & Insured for 5 pounds, and 8 Ounces.
Condition is Excellent with No Cracks or Fractures. Has one "tiny flea bite" for overall scrutinized accuracy which is at the top of the shade and won't be noticeable when hung overhead. Can be seen in close up photo # 7 at 12 o'clock position.
Book References : "Oil Lamps" Vol # 3
By : Catherine Thuro
Page : 251
illustration : (b)
Also Book Ref.: Ives Catalog reprinted Section
"Five Early Victorian Kerosene Lighting Catalogs" - Volume # 2
Published By David Broughton : Sirlampsalot
Two Hall Lamps illustrated on Page : 7
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