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    Posted 7 years ago

    mustbeit
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    This lamp is 9" tall to the collar. I have spent hours and hours trying to identify it. I thought because the pattern was so unusual (in my mind I call it the rick rack polka dot lamp) that I would find it quickly. It has a Scovell Queen Anne No. 1 burner. There is a large #1 in either the top of the base of the bottom of the font. I have not been able to unscrew the font and have not wanted to force it. All of the circles are quite deep and the zigzag pattern is sharp. No straw marks but you can see mold marks (3 piece mold). Any ideas?

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    1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 7 years ago
      The Glass font (holds the oil) of this lamp is in a pattern that Catherine Thuro in her "Oil Lamps- The Kerosene Era in North America" first reference book named "DOGTOOTH" because of the serrated decoration on the font. However, the lamp she shows in the Ref. Book is an All glass lamp with a very different base. This lamp has a clincher holding two parts of the lamp together. These clinchers were used on lamps made by U.S. Glass Co. like their Chicago, New York and St. Louis pattern lamps. It is quite possible that the dogtooth was also made by the U.S. Glass company and it would date circa 1890's. This lamp is the Dogtooth pattern but with a variant of the U.S. Glass "King's Crown" for a base. I can't tell how the parts are held together from the photos. The Amethyst color in the font and the clear base also suggests a marriage of parts. RER(BOB)
    2. mustbeit, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your help. I have looked at all of Thuro's books till I thought I would go blind. I must have missed the font because the base is so distracting. I am not sure that the amethyst color is actually the glass. The font was filled with a red substance when I got it and it took me a long time of soaking to get it clean. There are still remnants of staining but because I cannot get the clincher off I haven't done more. I will get my Thuro our and look again, this time with my eyes open.
      Thank you again.
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      very interesting lamp : ) haven't seen that buttress treatment on King's Crown pedestal design before.
    4. mustbeit, 7 years ago
      I have not seen it either and that's what threw me. I thought it might be an Adams & Co. lamp (variant of Excelsior) but could not find anything with that base. Love it.
    5. mustbeit, 7 years ago
      This is unbelievable to me. I just was looking on eBay for the 100th time and today and I found an exact duplicate of this lamp that was sold on June 2. They called it King's Crown and it even has the buttresses. So glad that I found it and I know I would not have gone that direction without your help. Thank you so much.
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      found another as well with the following comments:

      Kings Crown
      It is pictured in Thuro's Oil Lamps I, Section: "United States Glass Company," p. 310, fig. b. Here is what is said about it:
      "The Hobbs Glass Company advertised screw sockets like those on (a) and (b) just before they joined the United States Glass Co. in 1891."
      .....
      "Kings Crown (b) is shown in the circa 1893 catalogue in several sizes of footed and stand lamps. This pattern was originally made by Adams & Company."
    7. mustbeit, 7 years ago
      Thanks. I am always interested in knowing what I own and as much of its history as possible. In the case of this lamp, I am thinking of selling it and I know most buyers are interested in knowing what they are buying.

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