“Sawtooth Diamond” oil lamp, c. 1850

This pressed glass whale oil lamp in the “Sawtooth Diamond” pattern measures 9-3/4″ high. It has a brass collar and was made of flint glass, most likely in New England in the mid 1800’s.

Mass produced molded pressed glass was made to look like more expensive, hand made cut glass.

Most likely, an itinerant tinsmith or tinker in the late 1800’s fashioned a round base to repair the broken lamp and make it usable again.

The oil lamp pictured below in the “Excelsior Variant” pattern shows what the original base on my lamp might have looked like.

Photo courtesy of Brey Antiques

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