Posted 2 years ago
This is a beautiful black glass electrified oil lamp which is hand painted with kingfishers, cattails, lily pads, fish, other aquatic plants, set in a marsh or pond. Most of the metal fittings (bronze/brass) appear original and the kerosene chamber remains hidden within the glass vessel (subsequently drilled through, wired, and fit with electric lamp parts above).
When a bright light is held behind it, the black glass glows cherry red. We suspect it was made by Harrach or another Bohemian glass company, but would love any thoughts you might have. The glass portion of the lamp stands 11 1/2 inches tall.