All Hand Made by a Master Tinsmith "Fat Lamp on Stand" ! Not your typical factory soldered Pie Plate Base Lamp !
Removable Fount with Depth Rib, Spiral Grooves on Stem, double Ribbed & Rolled edge Jug Handle, Acorn Re-enforced bottom stem with a raised Conical Base, Beveled Skirt & rolled over Ringed edge.
If you like "Colonial American" primitives, this is a Utilitarian Treasure. Early thin "Sheet Iron" was plated or dipped in "Tin" before pure tin mixtures were developed. Tinsmiths were also known as Whitesmiths, versus Blacksmiths, who worked with black iron.
This Lamp is a "Fat, Lard or Grease Lamp" with a single round Wick.
Wick Holder Tube is in good shape with an open slot for the Wick Pick. I added the new round rope Wick for display.
Tin Form or Profile is a Great Tinsmith Example with the "D" handle or finger Loop.
Overall Stands 7 3/4 inches from saucer base to top of wick tube. Saucer base is 6 1/2 inch in diameter. Stand is 7 1/4 inches high with fount removed.
Weighs 7.1 ounces empty.
Condition is Excellent, with no tin rust holes,cracks, fractures, or Solder breaks ! I added tank sealer inside the bottom of the fount to Ensure that it will not leak !
See Matching Lamp in Book Ref. :
Colonial & Early American Lighting
By : Arthur Hayward
Photo Plates : # 17 (between pages 24 & 25)
illustration marked #342 last lamp on right of bottom row.
From the Collection of DR. C.A.Q. Norton of Hartford,CT.
Item ID: 3646
Original Antique Americana , U.S. Militaria , Original Photos, Period Lighting , & Fine Art Prints.