ANTIQUE AMERICAN GLASS COMPANY WHALE OIL LAMP WITH FREE-BLOWN CONICAL FONT & PRESSED SQUARE BASE. The font is free blown in a conical shape and attached to a pressed square-shape base with a disk wafer. This base has been attributed to numerous lamps made at Patrick Slane's American Glass Company.Several examples of lamps with this base are pictured on pages 82-89 in the book. The Glass Industry in South Boston. Since the lamp has a free-blown font, it is likely earlier than the 1840's blown molded lamps pictured in this book. It was likely made in the 1830's. This particular lamp stands about 8 1/4 tall to the top of the collar.
The base is approximately 3 3/8" wide and the font is about 3" in diameter near the top. The lamp has an old pewter collar and a double drop tube whale oil burner. To be an original whale oil lamp from the first half of the 19th century. Condition of this antique whale oil lamp is EXCELLENT. The base has some minor rim roughness and expected shelf wear underneath.I also see a small bruise along one of the flared edges and straw marks on the base original to the manufacturing process. The free-blown font is undamaged and very clear without residue.
Overall, this antique lamp looks great and displays beautifully. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself. This free-blown conical font appears to be quite scarce with this particular base.Pewter Collar With Double Drop Tube Burner. Disk Wafer Connecting Base To Font. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know.
I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115. The item "Antique American Glass Whale Oil Lamp Free Blown Conical Font Flared Square Base" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil".
The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.