Plain stem oil lamp

Stock Number: 3425

This is what we believe to be an English, Georgian, plain stem glass oil lamp dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1750.   An almost identical example can be seen on plate Q65 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 both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with over 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot.
The lamp has a bucket-shaped bowl with an inverted rim measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter.  The bowl sits on a plain stem that leads to a conical, folded foot that measures 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) in diameter.  The glass is 13.3 cm (5.3 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration.  
It is made from English lead glass.  
Provenance: William MacAdam, May 1999
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