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Posted 3 years ago

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msjeh22
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My grandmother recently gave me this 8-panel antique green and caramel slag glass lamp. It has a Bryant socket, but needs rewired. The base is numbered 327 but there doesn't appear to be any other marks. Would it have had a circular marble base? Any other additional information, i.e. date or value, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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  1. JohannB JohannB, 3 years ago
    Originally, this lamp was a gas lamp. You can tell by the nipple at the base, the harp that holds the shade and the opening at the top of the shade to allow for the chimney and exhaust. It may be Bradley & Hubbard. Check for a marking on the inside bottom rim of the shade. It may have the full name or B&H or a small Aladdin's lamp. If all the glass is there and there is no damage, the following estimates are pretty close.
    If it had the original burner and chimney, it would be worth about $450.00.
    If you rewire it and make it a working lamp, it is worth $250.00-$350.00.
    As is, it is worth $200.00-$250.00.
    It probably did not have a marble base. I hope this info helps. It is a nice thing to have to remind you of your Grandmother. Remember, do not polish off the finish or paint it, you may lose much of the value.
  2. msjeh22, 3 years ago
    JohannB, thanks so much for your reply. I didn't know it was a gas lamp. Your estimated value is in line with what an antiques light dealer quoted me. Unfortunately I cannot find any marks indicating it is a Bradley & Hubbard.
  3. msjeh22, 3 years ago
    Okay, so I can't stop trying to figure out this lamp of mine. JohannB provided me with a very good lead...that it was originally a gas lamp. I've come to the conclusion, however, that it is not a Bradley and Hubbard. I am almost 100% certain it is Wilkinson 8 panel slagg glass w/ overlay with its original bronze lamp base. I have found two on the Internet and their bases are numbered very similar to mine. Also, I found an inside picture of a shade and they are built the same. Who knows anythinga about Wilkinson lamps?
  4. JohannB JohannB, 3 years ago
    msjeh22, you are so right! I am always dealing with Wilkinson Leaded lamps and this one just blew past me. I found an auction that sold one exactly like yours, but it was the electric version. Go to http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/570562 It sold for $950.00. Thank you for correcting me: I still need to learn a lot.
  5. msjeh22, 3 years ago
    Found the exact lamp on the exact site just as you probably typed your comment!!
  6. JohannB JohannB, 3 years ago
    I would try to restore the gas burner. I think it would make it more valuable and more collectible. I don't know it you would be able to light it, but it would look nice.
  7. msjeh22, 3 years ago
    Any suggestions as to whom I would contact about trying to restore the gas burner?
  8. JohannB JohannB, 3 years ago
    I usually do my own restorations and find parts on eBay. If you do that, try to find the older parts and not the aftermarket: but sometimes you have not choice. When you screw the burner on, use teflon tape to prevent gas leakage. You should also pressure test it to make sure that it does not have leaks. If you do not want to do it yourself, google gas lamp restoration and I am sure you can find a shop to do it for you.

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