This listing is for complete lamp (no shade/globe). What you see is what you get. This 1880'S American spelter, brass and cast base is in extremely good condition with the exception of a small repair (see photos) to the rear of the base and in line with the childs foot. It appears that this section has, at some time, had a fine split/crack/stress fracture and has been soldered on the underside.This repair is barely noticeable but I have mentioned this first up as if you are looking for "perfect" this is not. The base can be painted, decorated or plated to suit your decor and personal preferences. Although an American base the fount, which is in excellent condition, has English brass fittings and double wick burner which accommodates a standard British gallery if you wish to add a shade/globe. The internally ribbed fount is a very unusual green, it reminds me of the green which was a fashion statement in the 80's, and is a little more blue green than it shows in the photos. Due to the mismatch of brass to spelter a spelter adapter/extender has been added to accommodate the bases top mount.
The original fount would have had a threadless fount undermount and the moulded cavity this would have sat in is under the adapter. The crimped bulge chimney is perfect which indicates it is a reproduction. If you are a purist or looking for perfect this lamp may not be for you. H 585 mm 23 (with chimney). Base 10 mm 4 square.Fount 130 mm 5 widest point. Please view the photos carefully as they form a major part of the description. If you have any questions please contact me. Items which need extra attention/care antiques, glass, delicate/fragile etc.
I use recycled packaging as much as possible. As more times than not it is cheaper to use a courier than Australia Post. The item "FIGURAL SPELTER & GLASS KEROSENE OIL LAMP" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "4evaold" and is located in Kyneton, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.