This listing is for a VERY RARE Victorian Lamp. It is a Kerosene Lamp / Whale Oil Lamp / Oil lamp. Circa 1870's.
The label says: S R Bowie Decorating, New Bedford, MA. The S. R. Bowie Decorating Company was ONLY in business for a six years from 1876-1882. It was founded by Samuel R. Bowie. They decorated lamps for Mt. Washington and Pairpoint. Hand painted winter scene. OUTSTANDING!! The pattern continues around the lamp.
Feet are exceptional. Brass fittings. It is 11 1/2" tall to the top of the fitting. The painted base is 5" wide.
IT HAS THE ORIGINAL PAPER LABEL ON THE INSIDE. IT WAS DECORATED BY THE S R BOWIE COMPANY IN NEW BEDFORD, MA.
This lamp is in excellent antique condition. There is a hairline - area circled in photo. White in photos from flash. Remember that you are looking at an old item that were used. It will show signs of use. Examine photos to add to description. Ask questions before purchase. We have Layaway. New items listed weekly. ENJOY!!
ORIGINAL PAPER LABEL Very Rare SR Bowie Co. Mt. Washington Pairpoint Whale Oil Lamp 1870's Hand Painted