Benson & Co Victorian Oil Lamp and Shade. I have for sale this absolutely stunning and very rare 2 burner W. This is in remarkable condition considering it's age. The beautiful porcelain hand painted font has really vivid and striking colours, with perfect glazing which compliments the shade completely. It is very rare to find a WAS Benson oil lamp with a porcelain font, they are usually in copper and brass.
The solid brass cradle that the font sits in is very heavy and solid. It is also portable because you can use the lamp without the stand as it has a flat bottom which again, is very rare to find. Apart from the wick mechanism which mentions the maker, there is no mark on the lamp itself or the holder.
This lamp was my Grandfather's and was his pride and joy. As far as I'm aware he had quite a few oil lamps and he only collected W. The chimney is very good, with no chips, cracks, nibbles or fogging whatsoever. Height from base to top of chimney 56cm.
Font 18cm wide, 9cm high. Shade 20cm wide, 18cm high. I will wrap this very well and it will be dispatched by UPS (which is the only courier I would use for such a valuable and fragile item) fully tracked, signed for service. Please take a look at my other items for sale. I do have a vast amount of crystal and other items available.