J. F. IDEN FIGURAL STEM KEROSENE STAND LAMP, teal font with engraved decoration, encased in cast spelter holder with Greek Key patterned top and beaded pattern windows, spelter stem of lady holding urn and reverse with a slightly more exposed mid-section, single-step slate base, No. 2 fine-line collar. Fitted with a period lip burner, shade ring, topped with a blue Diamond-Quilt gas shade, colorless lip chimney. Third quarter 19th century. 20 7/8" H to top of shade, 14 1/2" H to top of collar, 5 1/2" SQ base.
Literature: Stem and base as Thuro - Oil Lamps 3, p. 38, fig. A.
Very good condition overall with a drill hole to the slate base, font being drilled; having a loss to the mouth which is obscured by the collar; split to the metal on the underside of the font vase, a small sliver loss to the upper standard; shade having some expected flaking to the fitter; standard with a later finish; base having some minor rusting and expected roughness around the edges.
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From the private collection of Jim & Oneida Hayes, Rockford, IL.