Georgian plain stem glass oil lamp with handle

Stock Number: 4994

 This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, plain stem, glass, oil lamp with handle dating from the mid 18th century.   An identical example can be seen on plate Q30 of Keith Kelsall's book "Glass in 18th Century England: The Open-Flame Lamp".  
 
The lamp is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot consistent with over 200 years of use. 
 
The lamp has a globular-shaped bowl with a flattened top and a slightly everted rim measuring 5.5 cm (2.2 inches) in diameter.  The bowl is 8 cm (3.2 inches) in diameter at its widest point, the handle extending this dimension.  The bowl sports an applied handle joined first to the middle of the bowl and finishing off at the base of the bowl with a curlicue.  The bowl sits on a plain stem that leads to a conical, folded foot that measures 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter and has a rough pontil mark on the base.  The lamp is 12.7 cm (5.1 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration.  There is a small inclusion in the edge of the foot dating from manufacture.  There is  a collector's sticker on the base of the foot.
 
It is made from English lead glass weighing in at 251 g. (~ 9 oz.)
 
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Georgian plain stem glass oil lamp with handleGeorgian plain stem glass oil lamp with handle
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