As the whale oil era ended, home-owners and manufacturers updated their lamps as they entered the kerosene era. Burners were changed out, and prism holders could be added to make lamps more stylish. An example of a "dressed up" lamp can be seen in Barlow/Kaiser Vol. 2.

This lamp has a pressed font with rows of rondels, and is set on a brass column and marble base. Ring and stem base are gilt metal. Prisms have "snowflake" pattern.

Comes with an electric adapter, also a wick burner.

American, ca. 1850

Size: Approximately 10 ½" high (without burner), base 4 ½" square. Prisms 4 ¼" long.

Condition: Lamp font clean and clear. Two prisms broken and re-glued, one prism chipped.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.

ITEM ID
6472
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Lamps

Fort Hill Studios

Marble and Brass Base Lamp with Prism Ring ca. 1850

$165

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