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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This Victorian glass lamp is another piece which is something of a mystery. I purchased it some years ago, primarily due to it being a fine example of rainbow spatter glass - I don't know much about lamps (they look great, but do take up a lot of space, so not really trying to get a collection of them going!). The dealer said that it was a candle lamp - it has a spring loaded mechanism, which apparently raised the inserted candle as it burnt down. I don't know if this is correct, so if anyone out there knows more about this type of lamp, your input would be much appreciated! All I know is that I've not seen anything else quite like it in my collecting adventures.
    It measures 33.5 cm tall, & 12.5 cm across the brass base. The glass is cased - probably white inside, with the next layer being the rainbow spatter, covered by a clear outer layer. It has a moulded swirl pattern.
    It came with a clear shade, but it doesn't sit properly or look right, so I left it out of the photos, as it probably isn't original.
    Bohemian perhaps?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      There are special candles for the auto-feeding lamps. Regular candles drip wax down the sides. I had several of these in that old great-house I owned in St Eustatius, Neth. Antilles.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, blunderbuss2 for the information - I was wondering about that, too! The dealer I bought it from used to live in Jamaica, & that is where he acquired it...from a woman who was joining a convent.
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      love the swirls the the twist the purpose great stuff !!!!!!!! IronLace
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MALKEY, much appreciated!
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Beautiful and as you say it's very different, I've not seen anything like it either.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, Vintagefran!

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