Electrified oil lamp?

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  1. Studio Antiques

    Studio Antiques Well-Known Member

    Really interesting unmarked lamp... hand painted Bristol glass and cut glass base. The shade has an etched pattern with an applied green swirl at the top, it appears to be newer than the base, but we’re not sure... ANY ideas/info is greatly appreciated!

    Measures approx 18” tall

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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I think the base and top aren't too far apart age-wise, but they didn't start life together. Beyond that... dunno.
     
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I'm not really getting a sense of this as an oil lamp. Could have been electric from the get-go. Might have been gas. What is the black base made of? Stone?
     
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  5. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Yes, Smith Brothers did make oil lamps. I have one with essentially the same design that is still oil. When I get home I will post a picture or two of it. Base should be cast iron actually.
     
  6. Studio Antiques

    Studio Antiques Well-Known Member

    Base is, as Iowa Jayhawk said, cast iron.
     
  7. Studio Antiques

    Studio Antiques Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the insight!
     
  8. HippAntiques

    HippAntiques Well-Known Member

    I have almost the same lamp, but with a different shade. It's actually a composition lamp. (type of oil lamp) Ours was electrified at one time as well. My shade is different than yours. I have no clue if your shade is original to the bottom, but doesn't look like it. But, it IS an oil lamp. We have several composition oil lamps, and not all had been electrified. getPart.jpg getPart-1.jpg getPart-2.jpg getPart.jpg getPart-1.jpg getPart-2.jpg
     
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