Posted 4 years ago
I recently got this jeweled lamp on an online auction. I suspect it was made around approx 1900. It appears to have originally been an oil lamp that has been electrified at some point in time. It stands approx 19 inches tall (as I have it standing). I propped the shade up with boxes, as the lamp did not have a way of attaching the shade to the lamp. There are no markings on the lamp, except for a patent date of 5/12/14 on the part below the socket. I have tried to photograph it, but as you can see from the pic, it is not very clear. The lamp has an electric bulb socket on top and a bulb in the base of the lamp. There is a switch to light the top, light the base, or light both at the same time.
Has anyone seen this lamp before? I would be very interested in who was it's maker. I suspect the patent date is for the apparatus added during electrification. Not sure tho. Would appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks!