Antique British Made Victorian era Kerosene/Paraffin Oil Lamp with Greek style metal Column topped with cast Corinthian detailing, Double Wick Duplex Burner, Cranberry glass oil font/reservoir, Matching Cranberry Glass Ruffled/Frilled Shade with acid etched Art Nouveau detailing and a clear glass Flame guard/Chimney (modern replacement - 40 years ago). Overall height from base to top of Chimney - 31.50 inches (80 cm). Note that the Chimney stands a little proud of the Shade.
Lamp unscrews and disassembles for transit. Base has a cast iron inlay. Lamp looks to be in full working order. Just waiting for that power cut. Keep a gallon of Paraffin to hand.
The delicate pink colour of Cranberry Glass is the most desirable of all the glass colours used for Victorian era Oil Lamps. The lighting effect is rich, subtle and warming.
Cranberry glass was expensive to make as the manufacturing process uses real Gold. The Gold chloride used in the glass making process is made by dissolving Gold in a solution of Nitric and Hydrochloric acids (Aqua Regia). Condition: No damage to structure, reservoir or shade. This lamp has had no restorations or clean-up and has been in storage for 40 years - untouched.
The hole in the side of the base has a screw thread. I suspect it was used to screw in a stabilising clamp. It is not a cable hole. The glass shade has some very light micro-chips in the edge of the base.
I understand that this is quite normal. They are known as flea bites.
Iron Base (inside the outer cover) has a slight patina of rust. We can however post the lamp - if we have to.
This may motivate you to. Collect the Lamp in person. No charge and a free cup of Tea.Portishead is next to J19/M5 Gordano Services. They will not all travel on the same day. He trick will be DO NOT PAY until you have made your intentions clear and we have sent you an invoice. Check out our other interesting listings by clicking on "See other items". This item is in the category "Collectables\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "timecommander45" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.