Rare Sandwich Glass Miniature "Opalescent Blue Swirl" Pattern Oil Lamp Circa 1900 !!!
Inverted Ribs are inside the glass, with Raised Concentric Ringed Circles on the top & bottom of the outside. Faint Sunburst Patter on bottom. Very Fine Pierced Gallery on Burner with a Flower Shaped Thumb wheel. Has an original "E. Miller" Style, Elaborately Embossed Brass Collar on the Lamp.
New Wick has also been installed after I took the photos.
Measures : Overall Stands 7 1/2 inches high from base to top of Chimney, and Lamp alone is 3 1/4 inches from base to top of brass collar.
Weight ; 6.5 Ounces.
Sandwich Glass Ref. Book : Miniature Oil Lamps
By : Mrs. Edward Delmore
Plate # 7 : Middle Row, Second illustrated Lamp in BLUE. Described as "Transparent Aqua Blue with Inverted ribbing & Banding." 6 1/2 inches High, and Very Rare. Shown without a Ball Shade.
Book Ref. : Miniature Oil Lamps
By : Frank & Ruth Smith
Page : 21 Figure # 512
1982 Price Guide ; (Clear Glass example shown in book with White Opalescent Swirls priced at $300.00) Price for this Opalescent Blue complete with a Matching Ball shade would have been $325.oo