For your consideration, I offer an early flint or lead glass whale oil lamp made by the Sandwich Glass company, circa 1855-1870. The pattern is known as Paneled Waffle.It consists of three sections of four rows of "waffles" with three accent vertical molded "vee" shape panels. I have not seen this pattern as often as some others and a couple of rare versions are pictured in Barlow and Kaisers hardcover "The Glass Industry in Sandwich" Vol. 2, Figure 2132. The lamp is very heavy and the mold is crisp and sharp. The glass has excellent quality. It stands 9 1/2 inches to the top of the collar. The collar is an early brass one with a 7/8 fitter. I have not polished it. The top molded font portion of the lamp, and the bottom stem and foot were made in separate pieces and joined together by a hand applied glass ring which I have shown in the third picture. This is a desirable early technique often used in these early lamps. The foot is a concave molded hexagon shape measuring 4 inches point to point. There are a few typical factory molding things in the glass such as trapped bubbles here and there. There is also two joined "straw" marks. on the stem. Let me tell you about these so called "straw marks" which are actually called "shear lines". The hot blob of glass which was on the glass blower's rod, was snipped off while hot with scissors and dumped in the mold where it was pressed and molded. Because the scissors were colder than the blob of glass, it cooled at a different temperature. If you look closely at the picture of the stem, you can see the two shear marks in the glass that even look like the shape of the scissors. These are not cracks, just the cooling process of the different temperatures. I always find these pieces very interesting and can just picture the glass blower as he tools the hot blob of glass. The condition is very good. I noted a small flat chip on one corner of one of the pointed corners on the bottom of the foot which has good honest wear from age. I also noted evidence of a broken pontil inside the next level of the underside of the stem. All in all, this is a great early lamp. I prefer Priority transit for glassware but since the lamp is heavy, I also offer ground method. I have tried to keep the price down because of the weight.International buyers be aware there is NO insurance available for First Class Pkg. Please check my shop for other items of interest and send a message through Ruby Lane if you have any questions.

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Mid 19th Century

Eileen White Antiques and Lighting

Flint or Lead Glass Early Paneled Hexagon Whale Oil Lamp

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