This lamp was a favorite of my antique dealer mom’s collection.
The lamp has a beautiful ornate patinated green base. There are storks on three sides and a clock in the center. There is a leaf pattern around the piece. The metal is NOT magnetic. The metal plate on the bottom is magnetic. The clock winds and runs, but the face plate has to be unscrewed to set it, and I have not been able to open it (arthritic hands and fingers). The clock face is porcelain with an ornate brass centerpiece and brass rim. The rim is 1 13/16 in. in diam. The clock key is included.
The glass bowl is frosted and has clear ornate crosses with a star over each around the sides. It is in excellent condition.
The glass illuminator is marked in embossed letters “ILLUMINATOR” around the outside rim and “B. XL” on the opposite side. The bottom of the illuminator that fits into the metal fitter has embossed letters on one side “PATD OCT 3, 76. REIS’ FEB 13’ 77.” and “XIII” on the opposite side. The illuminator is 7 3/3 in. wide x 3 in. tall. It was made with a 2-part mold and has two large bubbles and a rough top rim from more than 140 years of use. The bottom inner rim which fits down in the holder has some flea bites and shallow chips.
The brass fitter is in excellent condition. The wick adjustment knob is marked with embossed letters “PATENTED FEB. 11,1868.”
The lamp measures 5 3/8 in. square at the bottom x 14 in. tall.
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