Wedgwood Blue & White Jasperware Oil Lamp with Silver Font. Look at this rare and beautiful lamp!!This lamp was made for the French market. The oil font was made of silver, not silver plate, and then the inside parts were gilt with a layer of gold. London dealer, Ora Gordon had the silver part checked at Bonhams in London (to authenticate the silver content), and their specialist placed the lamps creation date at circa 1810 - 1820. Notice the fine detail in the silver. The top of the silver lamp tilts back to expose the vintage wick. This lamp is held in place with three jasper dolphin tails perched on a light-blue triangular base and bridged together with white jasper garlands along the sides of the bowl. Marked "WEDGWOOD" (in capital letters) with a large "I" below the WEDGWOOD.
Measurements: approximately 5" tall x 5" between each leg of the triangular base. This is a delicate and smartly designed, classy Wedgwood piece that would be a great addition to any Wedgwood Collection.
Rare as this piece is.... You will notice seven little bites on the edge of the Wedgwood bowl (see photo). This area is totally hidden when the silver lamp-oil bowl is in place.In the bottom of the Wedgwood bowl, there were several firing cracks, but these were professionally filled while it was still in London. Neither of these issues are view-able while it sits on your shelf.
I don't think you will be disappointed. Please view my other Wedgwood items up for sale this week, too..... Very nice condition (please read above: 7-tiny bites and filled area in the bottom of the bowl).Please read narrative above for additional details. L within 3 days, please. I offer prompt and friendly service.
My goal is to offer excellent service, accurate descriptions and honest business practices. I offer unique and hard-to-find items at a great value combined with an enjoyable and seemingly effortless shopping experience. Thank you for stopping by. The item "Wedgwood Blue and White Jasperware Oil Lamp Dolphin Base French Silver Oil Font" is in sale since Monday, November 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Wedgwood\Other Wedgwood".The seller is "randr" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.