Antique Crystal Cornflower Lamp 1800's
This is an amazing antique cornflower lamp pre 1900. This lamp is 12" tall with shade in place, the cord is over 6 ft long and the original light bulb which is red is still intact and working, although the red color is wearing off the bulb. This lamp came from a Lancaster County PA estate auction some years ago and the elderly women that had it related that it came from her mother. I have had difficulty identifying the maker because the lamp is unmarked and there is little in the corn flower collectors books other than the cornflower lamps were produced in the late 1800's by Tiffin, Beaumont Glass Company and Duncan Miller Glass Company. I also have attempted to identify approximate year of production of the bulb but have not as I have not ever attempted to remove the bulb for fear of breaking or damaging it. I have read tho that depending on the composition of the base of the bulb that a working bulb is rare and can be very highly valued a nonworking bulb is virtually worthless. The crystals on this lamp are not glass but are made of a plastic type material and they are woven into the rim where the shade rests. This lamp is in excellent condition with no chips, flakes cracks etc. I have kept this lamp in place for display and rarely lit it momentarily for showing a visitor etc.Please see photos also note that the cord would not meet the safety standards of today and could be a potential fire hazard. A lamp of this age should never be left on and lit unattended. Having related all this I must add that this lamp is a great treasure from the past and is very rare to come by as I have never seen another in my travels through the antique stores etc. Please if you do decide to purchase this do your own research as I am relating only what I have discerned through reading on early cornflower glass and knowing the elderly woman that I purchased it from at her estate auction.
I will not remove the bulb for shipping but I would make certain it was securely packaged.Shipping would be 2 large flat rate boxes or calculated, as I would double box for added protection. (Two Large Flat rate is 33.70)