An all Hand Made Coppersmith, Tinsmith & Steel Craftsmanship Show Piece !
Complete with a Working marked "E. Miller * VENUS" Burner & Mint Pearl Top # 1 size Chimney.
Form Resembles a "Dietz Bestov" Hand Lantern, but doesn't use the same patented airflow design.
Complex 13 Piece Metal Lamp Construction from the Bottom up, as follows :
Copper Bottom soldered onto a Tapered Tin fount,(2)
A Ringed Rim Copper Layer Over a Tin Skirt,(2)
A Copper Band around the waist,with a 5 piece Steel support bracket, and "Diamond Plate" Handle,magnet tested not Stainless Steel.(6)
Tin Fount Top,with a Brass Collar, and a soldered on Cap for show.(3)
Filler Cap is die stamped "Orange Powder" and is soldered , and does not open.This tells me it was constructed as a Show Piece, but the Red Brass "Venus" Burner still unscrews and can be filled with Oil & Burned as seen in the last photo ! New Wick Installed.
Metal Lamp Stands 9 7/8 inches from base to top of Handle, and 13 inches Overall to top of Chimney.
Weighs 1 Pound and 0.8 Ounces.
Exact Age Unknown.