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Rare Miniature "Opalescent Blue Swirl" Pattern Oil Lamp !!! Circa 1900.
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
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