"Flint glass rings like a bell when you hold it in the palm of your hand and flick the rim with your finger. Are you sure it it flint? This looks like a piece of "dug" glass with a "sick" finish, exposed to the…"
" I don't think this is a lamp chimney. The glass looks much too thick and heavy. It is not the form for an early kerosene burner c1860s and no whale oil lamp I am familiar with had a chimney in this form, nor is it for argand type lamp…"
"I am an oil lamp person but in this case, I'd try to find a whole fixture that you like in the style that would suit your home. Sizes of old shades are not necessarily the same as what your frame is so an electrician could easily removed the…"
We have been antique dealers and collectors for over 35 years, specializing in Victorian lighting of many types including oil lamps, miniature lamps, hanging lamps, student lamps, etc. We also have several other categories of interest such as white Ironstone; tea leaf ironstone; White's Utica Flemish style stoneware; Early American Pattern Glass; colored Victorian glassware. Paper goods, especially early calendars and Christmas cards are another interest.
In our earlier years, we sold at many east coast antique shows as well as mail order through the Antique Trader. We have never opened a retail shop. In our retirement years we have limited our selling to specialty antique club conventions including the National Lamp show (Aladdin) as well as ten years of internet sales.
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