Plain stem oil lamp with cup bowl

Stock Number: 3791

This is what we believe to be a Georgian oil lamp (sometimes called a lacemaker's lamp) dating from the mid 18th century.  Similar examples can be seen in Keith Kelsall's book, "Glass in 18th century England; The Open-Flame Lamp."
The lamp is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot commensurate with some 200 years of use. It has a rough pontil mark on the foot which is nicely striated as is the bowl.
The lamp has a cup shaped reservoir, narrowing again to the rim, and measuring 11 cm (4.4 inches) in diameter at its fullest and measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in depth.  The reservoir sits on a thick, plain stem that leads to a domed and folded foot which measures 9.2 cm (3.7 inches) in diameter.  The lamp is 12.5 cm (5 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration. It has an accidental air tear in the stem which lends to its attractiveness and some slight scuffing just under the rim.
It is made from English lead metal.
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