Antique Brass Electric Light

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Brubaker50, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Looking some help to identify this three footed brass light which I think might be Georgian it has a low British reg number of 5 numbers dating to around the 1880's I think any help greatly appreciated thank you. P8100165.JPG
     
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Interesting lamp, Brubaker! On what part is the reg number? 1880's is way too late for period "Georgian" (since Victoria had been on the throne since 1837) but are you thinking the bottom was converted from an oil lamp? Can you post closer photos of the harp and the socket?
     
  3. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Hi yes will do that now thought it might be Georgian because of the legs but always learning thank you for replying.
     
  4. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

  5. AuDragon

    AuDragon Well-Known Member

    Hi Brubaker, you always seem to find the nicest objects. :) Edison developed the first viable incandescent light bulb in 1879. Even after Queen Victoria's death in 1901, electric lighting in houses was still in its infancy. It was the Arts and Crafts period when indoor house lighting started to gain popularity, and not really until WW1 and after that it was common. I'd be thinking 20-30's, but it looks like a really high-quality item. I couldn't find anything in my searches that was close.
     
  6. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    I fished out the light socket which is made of porcelain came out nice and easy all the brass in good condition .Thanks for that info , the lamp feels good quality and the legs just suit .Would like to see it finished with shade if I get it done will post a photo .
     
  7. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Arts and crafts seems to fit as Im now seeing some very similar lamps with three feet and havent come close when im searching using antique or Victorian ,thanks for the pointer.
     
  8. AuDragon

    AuDragon Well-Known Member

    You are very welcome.
     
  9. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

  10. Brubaker50

    Brubaker50 Well-Known Member

    Thank you will have a look.
     
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