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Offline ljacobson

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Victorian hand oil lamp
« on: February 06, 2013, 02:52:03 PM »
Hello!  I'm new to the list.  I would love some information about the Victorian hand oil lamp attached.  It is unmarked.  The base is marble.  My mom received it from her Aunt, who believed it was valuable.  Thank you for whatever you can tell me.

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Re: Victorian hand oil lamp
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 07:51:35 AM »
Not quite what you're after but here's a useful link on glass hand vases rather than hand lamps, might help you narrow down a date

http://www.glass.co.nz/glasshandvases.htm

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Re: Victorian hand oil lamp
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 10:05:19 AM »
It's not a hand lamp as such, rather a table lamp with a hand. You wouldn't want to carry that up to bed LOL. What is the hand made of? A close up of the font and of the hand might help.

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Re: Victorian hand oil lamp
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 01:50:26 PM »
The hand and flower part are bronze, I think.  Sorry - I should have mentioned that.  I actually thought the whole thing was amber-colored glass. 

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Re: Victorian hand oil lamp
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 02:34:53 PM »
In that case we may not be able to help, as all the bits will have come from different factories (countries even) and been assembled for sale. You probably need a oil lamp specialist.

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Re: Victorian hand oil lamp
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 01:02:14 AM »
Thanks, Christine.  I appreciate your efforts.  Lynn

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