Plain stem oil lamp with double ogee bowl and drip tray

Stock Number: 4011

This is what we believe to be a Georgian oil lamp (often called a lacemaker's lamp) dating from the late 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 double ogee shaped reservoir, narrowing again to the rim, and measuring 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter at its fullest and measuring 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) in depth.  The reservoir sits on a drip tray, and a thick, plain stem that leads to a conical, folded foot which measures 9 cm (3.6 inches) in diameter.  The lamp is 14.6 cm (5.8 inches) in height.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.
It is made from English lead metal.
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Plain stem oil lamp with double ogee bowl and drip trayPlain stem oil lamp with double ogee bowl and drip tray
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