This listing is for a remarkable and RARE American Brilliant Period all original oil lamp or "Gone With the Wind" lamp in the stunning Persian variation of the Russian pattern by T. G. Hawkes, c. 1890. This lamp has the matching base and globe with the chimney having a cut band near the top. Although probably not original to the lamp itself, the cut chimney makes an elegant addition. The original oil font is intact and is marked "E. M. Co. Duplex" on each knob and was made by the Edward Miller Co. of New York. The fittings are silver plated and will polish nicely. Very few of these lamps were made due to the enormous expense involved in creating the various complex components of each lamp. The Russian pattern was patented in 1882 and the Persian variation cut by Hawkes is the most elaborate variation made of this pattern. This lamp is pictured on page 115 of the book "Rarities in American Cut Glass" by Herbert Wiener and Freda Lipkowitz. This lamp was purchased from the collection of an extensive American Brilliant cut glass collector in Georgia.
Dimensions: The lamp measures 17 14" high (as shown to top of hurricane) and weighs 7.6 pounds. The base measures 5 3/4" high with a 3 1/2" diameter top and 6 1/2" overall width. With burner in place, the lamp measures 8 3/4" high to lower edge of silver burner. The globe measures 4 1/2" high with a 3 1/8" top diameter and 5 1/2" overall width. Lamp measures 13" to top of globe. Chimney measures 8 1/2" high with a 1 3/4" top diameter. Overall height is 17 1/4". Lamp weighs 7.6 pounds.
Condition: This fabulous oil lamp is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws and reflecting only minimal, if any, signs of normal wear. There may possibly be a nick or two on the cut edges of the pattern, however, we did not find any chips, nicks, etc.
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