This sweet "Little Buttercup" finger oil lamp in cobalt blue glass is fresh from a recent sale. I am told that the bottom part of this little lamp is a true antique. The metal ring and wick is a newer replacement as is the glass chimney (it has one tiny little chip on the top edge).
Completely assembled the lamp base and chimney measures 10½" high. The cobalt blue glass base with the original old metal ring measures 3" high. The shiny metal piece screws into the inside of the metal ring on the neck of the blue base. I am told this is how the truly OLD oil lamps were made.
The cobalt blue glass has raised letters that read: "LITTLE BUTTERCUP". I find no makers mark on the piece. I am not an expert and I do not know much about this cute little lamp, and I would be happy to learn more from any of your knowledgeable collectors out t on ebay!
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