Oil Kerosene Lamp, Cased White Overlay, Cut to Clear
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Wonderful antique oil / kerosene lamp with alternating long oval windows and flowers or leaves. Lamp was made in the 1800's. Pear-shaped font, white overlay (or cased, or Bohemian), cut to clear. The brass base has a criss-cross pattern. The lamps in Thuro's books with this base all seem to be dated to the 1860's. The brass collar has an 7/8" opening (No. 1). Lamp is approximately 9 3/8" tall. Lamp is in very good condition--no chips or cracks to the font. T are two, very shallow, chips to the top edge of the marble base (very minor). Please view enlarged pics for condition. I couldn't find an identical lamp in either of Thuro's books, but I did find a few similar ones in "Oil Lamps II" by Catherine M. V. Thuro. T were several white cased, cut to clear lamps on page 48. They are valued anyw from $700 - $1100. I've decided to add a reserve, which is far below these book values. I've tried to describe the lamp to the best of my ability, as I'm not a seasoned collector of antique oil lamps. If I've left out some important information you need to know, please ask.