Antique Tall Pewter Whale Oil Lamp Tulip-shaped Reservoir Screw Top Two Burners
Description: Antique pewter? (the piece is made of metal, which we believe is pewter) whale oil lamp. The lamp has a around base with a raised center supporting a tall stem. The stem supports a tulip shaped reservoir having a screw on top. The screw on top has two burners pointing outwards. The tulip-shaped reservoir is where the whale oil would be and the cover with two tubes (burners) would have wicks which would be producing a flame to light-up the environment. The lamp has no wick but has the two tubes (burners) where the wick would be threaded. We believe this lamp is from the mid 1800s or possibly a bit earlier. The lamp is relatively clean and appears not to have seen much use. The lamp has developed a nice age gray patina which gives it a great look and would display nicely in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown but we suspect Mid 1800's or possibly earlier.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate sale in Southeast Pennsylvania.
Size: The lamp measures ~4 1/4" in diameter at the base and is ~8 3/4" high to the top of the burner. The piece weighs almost 11 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 good condition with no breaks or repairs. The top cover is threaded and fits very well into the opening on top of the lamp. It is clean and appears not to have seen much use. The piece has scratches, some surface dings here and there, and a few nicks It 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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