FREE-BLOWN AND PRESSED WHALE OIL SPARKING OR TOY STAND LAMP, medium to dark blue, globular font raised on a drawn, medial-knop stem and pressed Diamond Check toy plate base with a rough pontil mark. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. and others. 1828-1835. 4 1/8" H, 2 1/8" D foot.
Provenance: Glass deaccessioned by Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT. All proceeds will go toward the museum's Collections Acquisition Fund.
Ex-collection of Channing Hare.
Catalogue Note: While we have sold many examples of this form in colorless, in blue this lamp represents a great rarity. This is the first proof example of this lamp in blue that we have sold.
Proof. Having expected roughness around the base edge, as made.