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Rare Hobbs Opalescent Blue & White Stripes "Sheldon Swirl" Finger Lamp with a Frosted Footed Base !!! Ca. 1881.
Rare Hobbs "Venetian" Fount with Opalescent Blue & White Stripes and the Rare Frosted Finger Lamp Footed Base !!! Circa Hobbs 1881. "Venetian Assortments" also listed in the "French,Potter, and Wilson Advertisement in 1888.
Mint Pie Crust Top Chimney.
Burner is a #1 Victor Style with a Thumbwheel marked : "E. Miller & Co. * Made in USA"
Lamp Measures 5 1/2 inches High from base to top of polished brass collar, and overall 13 1/4 inches from base to top of chimney.
Weighs 1 Pound and 3.2 Ounces complete.
Condition : Opalescent Glass Oil Lamp is Near Mint, with only 2 flea bites just below the bottom mold line. Seen in the last photo under the base at 11 & 12 o'clock positions. There are a couple of normal trapped air bubbles in the glass. A couple in the fount, and one in the finger loop, seen in the second last photo. The Pie Crust Top Chimney has a Minty Green Tint. The Burner is slightly used.
"Venetian" Pattern Lamp Book Ref.: "Oil Lamps" Volume 2
By : Thuro
Page : 101
illustrated Base : (m)
Also a Venetian Stand Lamp on page 123 illustration (j) (Venetian Pattern Suggested Book Price $500.00 to $600.00)
A Bargain at my reduced price of $320.00 Firm.
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Frank Harchuska, Palmyra, PA
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