This listing is for a very nice Victorian Mount Washington Vaseline Glass Kerosene Lamp / Oil Lamp circa 1870’s. It has been electrified and does work. It will need to be rewired. IT IS VERY UNUSUAL TO FIND ONE WITH A VASELINE GLOBE. This lamp was purchased this past summer at an estate sale in Barnstable, MA. This is a small town neighboring Sandwich, MA. The family had always lived in Barnstable.
We believe it is from the Mount Washington Glass Company and that it was painted by the Smith Brothers. They originally worked for the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. In 1871, the Smith Brothers. Alfred and Harry Smith began working at Mount Washington. It was in that year that they established their decorating department at Mount Washington. They left in 1888 to begin their own company called Smith Brothers.
The hand painted snow landscape continues completely around the stem. The pigment on the opaline glass was always painted very thin. No white paint was used. The opaline glass was left untouched where white paint was needed. This was a characteristic. The background is the traditional cream tan color.
Measures 12" tall to the top of the well. It is 5 1/2" wide.
THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR.
This work of art is in excellent condition. It is something you will add to your collection as a beautiful example of a Victorian lamp. Any white in the photos is from my camera flash. Remember this is an antique item that was used. The base shows its expected wear. It will need to be rewired. Please examine the photos very carefully to add to my description. Ask all needed questions before purchase. Email any shipping questions. Our shop offers very flexible FREE Layaway plans. New items are listed weekly.