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C. 1858 Rare Bohemian Flint Overlay Cut To Clear - Possibly Harrach

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    ~ C. 1858 Rare Bohemian Flint Overlay Cut To Clear - Possibly Harrach ~

    Thick, opaque white overlay, w/ distinguishable hand-cutting marks, seen in the lenses. Unmarked
    Quite exaggerated arc cutting, in the lenses of both the font shoulder, & base perimeter.
    Honest & respectful base-wear, commensurate w/ age, [1850 - 1865].

    It is conclusive, that this piece only accepts, Kosmos #10 or W&W, side-draught burners, directly corresponding to the lamp's 1 1/4" ID [inside diameter] brass collar.
    Actual dimensions: 10.25"H x 5.5" base-width x 5.5" font-width.
    VERY HEAVY & very high-pitched, tap ring.
    Greetings, fellow collector!
    I do have a newly emerging lamp group, dedicated exclusively to fine & higher-end, Victorian era ONLY, fluid-burning lamps.

    The core focus of this special-interest group, is to showcase exemplary examples, of 19th c. lighting, for educational & knowledge-sharing purposes.

    "To feature the finer fluid-burning lamps, inclusive to the Victorian era - fitted with their respective, age-appropriate trimmings, & presented in their native, [fluid-burning] state."

    Thus far, we are the only forum, which upholds this higher-bar standard of integrity.
    We are also the only group, to date, that is specialized, in the 1837-1901 timeframe.

    I would like to invite you to join us.
    ~ Sharon

    Victorian Era Oil Lamps 1837-1901

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    2. stainedglass stainedglass, 7 years ago
      Thank you, SEAN68!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome stainedglass!!
    4. stainedglass stainedglass, 7 years ago
      I am hoping to confirm attribution, for this example. I have been advised, from a knowledgeable Bohemian Glass group on FB, that any sort of publication, which depicts any pictorial reference to these lamps, simply doesn't exist, as this info was never compiled.
      There is a comprehensive reference book in print, which collectors of Bohemian glass, consider a must-have, but there are only very few lamps shown.
      However, those who are well-versed on the subject, expressed with confidence, that this lamp is very likely Harrach, & not to expect to find documented attribution.
      As for the age of this lamp; the date range I provided, is deemed accurate. Much of the fine originals, were produced relatively within the same period; c1850-c1865/70.
    5. stainedglass stainedglass, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much, CindB!
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
    7. stainedglass stainedglass, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Roycroftbooksfromme1!
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
    9. poconoco, 7 years ago
      Beautiful lamp! Could be Boston & Sandwich Glass. I picked up something similar just this week with the same "double overlay" technique. I, too, am trying to get positive verification of origin. Good luck!

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