Antique Pewter Small Fluid or Oil Lamp Having Ring Shaped Finger Loop
Description: Antique pewter fluid or oil lamp. The lamp has a around base with a foot along the edge. The lamp also has a ring- or round-shaped finger loop. The base of the lamp rises at an angle and meets a straight rising side ending in a shoulder. The shoulder supports a short neck with a screw on top having a tubular column. The screw on top serves as a lid to the reservoir where the oil would be. The screw on lid has a central hollow column or tube where a wick would be inserted to be eventually lit. The lamp has a wick inside the oil reservoir that is not threaded into the column and we actually are not certain if it would fit into it, but that is how we found it and we are selling it as found. The tube appears to be made of tin. We believe this lamp is from the mid to late1800s. However, the lamp is relatively clean and appears not to have seen much use. It has 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 to late-1800s.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate sale in Southeast Pennsylvania.
Size: The lamp measures ~3 3/8" in diameter at the base and is ~4" high to the top of the burner. The piece weighs almost 5 1/2 ounces.
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. The piece has no breaks or repairs. It appears to be all original with the top of the tubular burner being a bit banged inward. The cover fits into the opening and screws in very well. It is relatively clean and appears not to have seen much use. The piece has scratches, some surface dings here and there and a few minor nicks. The handle is in great shape and is securely attached to the body of the lamp but is a bit out of round. The lamp has developed a nice gray age patina and looks great. 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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