This listing is for a beautiful Victorian Kerosene Lamp / Oil Lamp / Whale Oil. circa 1870’s. 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.
The hand painted barn swallow bird continue 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 of a quality lamp. The background is a beautiful pale yellow. The base is cast iron and bronze. The globe is EAPG - Early American Pattern Glass.
Measures 12 1/4" tall to the top. The globe is 6" wide. The base measures 5 3/4" wide.
It 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. 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.