Posted 2 years ago
Thought this was a most unusual shape for an oil lamp. Always been fond of thorn vases and have acquired a number of examples through the years. Maker is currently unknown. I believe it is Bohemian produced for the English market. The burner knob is stamped, Made in England. It is possible the hardware was replaced at a later date. The apricot-pink glass colour can be seen on other examples of Bohemian glass more so than English art glass, imo. As you will see from the 3rd photo, the oil lamp matches nicely with my floriform clock. The last photo is of another similar example with an applied floriform that can be easily identified as Bohemian with the floriform shape.
When I purchased this oil lamp, it had an applied vaseline branch on the font that was attached on each side of the thorn vases. Thankfully, it can be repaired, as it was a clean break. I knew when I bought it, there was an applied leaf or possibly an applied flower missing on the font. Thought it was forgiving because I have never seen anything like it. Sometime this year I hope to follow up with another posting when I find a lamp shade to match.