Antique Tall Table Top French Brass Oil Lamp Marked “AP PARIS”
Description: A nice antique tall table top brass oil lamp. The lamp has a wick in it and the wheel which when turned should raise the wick and lower it is marked "AP PARIS" in raised lettering. This French brass oil lamp has a round base with a raised center supporting a formed stem which is turn supports a small reservoir where the oil would reside. The reservoir is threaded on top where the mechanism with the wick or burner screws onto it. The burner has a short cylindrical wick threaded through it. The reservoir has material in it, which appears to be a wick. We decided to leave it in since we are selling the piece as found. The piece is relatively clean with some oxidation signs and an old patina, which would benefit from a good cleaning to bring the beauty of the piece out. The mechanism to raise and lower the wick does not work but the lamp appears to be all original and is intact. A nice piece to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Unknown, but we feel it could be late 1800 or early 1900s (Late 19 century to early 20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an antiques auction in southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made in France.
Size: Measures ~4 1/8" in diameter at the base and is ~9 1/4" high. The piece weighs over one pound and 3 ounces.
Maker: AP Paris.
Marks: Marked "A P PARIS" in raised letters on the wheel of the burner.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a very well made and nice oil lamp in relatively good condition deserving a prominent spot in any collection.
Condition: In good condition with no cracks, no breaks, no losses and no repairs. It is generally clean with oxidation signs, some pitting, some scratches, and some minor dings. The reservoir has material in it, which appears to be a wick. We decided to leave it in since we are selling the piece as found. The burner has some pitting, oxidation, and staining. The mechanism to raise and lower the wick does not work and shows signs of oxidation as well as accumulation of dirt. Be that as it may, the lamp as well as the burner appear to be all original and is intact. The piece could use a good cleaning to bring the piece to its original beauty. However, we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. A nice looking brass oil lamp worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos to appreciate the quality, beauty and condition of this beautiful piece.
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