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Blue Onion Oil Lamp

This is a very hard to find oil lamp with the porcelain made by Meissen in the late 19th century or early 20th century. The lamp consists of the bottom part that has four sphinx / pharao type feet mae up of some sort of brass / bronze metal. This sort of thing was quite typical for the egyptian revivial period duirng the late 19th century. The feet hold up a porcelain foot that is conncected with a metal ring to the base cup holding the actual oil reservoirt lamp part that just sits in it loosely. The top of that reservoir has a metal part to it into which the part screws that holds the which and also attaches to the ring that holds the clear glass part and the milky glass shade. A very nice set up that I have not seen often at all. The basic lamp is in superb condition. The metal feet are oxidized a tiny bit from age, the porcelain is all perfect but the glass parts are not original and a tiny bit bigger than the original. The piece holding the shade has three 'arms' that attach the outer ring to the central part and all three are loose / broken and ahve been sodered in the past. No wick and I ahve no idea if it would work but it all looks in great shape otherwise. I will try to have a friend properly fix the metal parts since he does that sort of thing and maybe even rebuild it a bit to fit the shade more perfectly. The porcelain pieces are all marked in the bottom of the 'onion' stalk as shown and the top oil reservoir part is also marked on the underside. The other pieces are probably marked there as well but it is covered by metal and can't be seen. The entire lamp is about 21 inches tall with the milk glass shade being about 9.75 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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