A most attractive Late 19th Century Antique English Victorian Oil Lamp, the pink wrythen glass column, with moulded leaf decoration, rising from a stepped round brass collar and mounted upon a black ceramic base.
Originally this antique solar lamp would have had a very early centre draught burner and used vegetable oil or lard for fuel. There are two distinctive things about these lamps. The first is the way the shade holder fits around the widest part of the font rather than being fitted to the burner. Once the shade is in place, the font and burner are virtually invisible. The second thing is the inclusion of beautiful crystal lustres that hang from the shade holder.