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Antique Pewter Fluid or Whale Oil Lamp Tulip Bulb-Shaped Reservoir Two Burners

  • $ 169.99

Description: Antique pewter large fluid or whale oil lamp. The lamp has a around pedestal style base rising to a central shaped shaft. The shaft is supporting a tulip bulb shaped tank with a screw-on circular top. The screw-on top is equipped with two finger like burners slanted away from each other. The two finger like burners would have wicks inserted in them, which would be lit eventually. The screw-on top serves as a lid to the reservoir where the oil would be. The screw-in lid has the two afore mentioned burners. The bottom of the lamp is covered with what we believe is a tin or a thin ferrous material (sticks to a magnet) which is soldered to the edge of the base. The reservoir is relatively clean on the inside suggesting the lamp was not in heavy use in the past. We believe this lamp is from the mid-1800s. It has developed a nice gray age patina which has nice eye appeal. A nice piece which would display well in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Unknown but we suspect mid-1800s.

Origin: Was purchased at an estate sale in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Size: The lamp measures ~5" in diameter at the base and is ~7 7/8" high to the top of the burner. The piece weighs about one pound and 9 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice classic antique worthy of a spot in your collection.

Condition: The piece is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It appears to be all original and has developed a nice warm gray age patina. The cover fits into the opening and screws in very well. It is relatively clean and appears not to have seen much use in the past judging by the coloration of the interior of the reservoir. The piece has scratches, some surface dings here and there and a few minor nicks as well as some minor pitting. The piece is solid and would display nicely in any collection or can be used as a decorative accent. Please see photos for additional condition information.

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