45: Blown-Molded Baby Thumbprint Stand Lamp
BLOWN-MOLDED BABY THUMBPRINT STAND LAMP, starch blue font, opaque white No. 2 base with light opalescence, underside of base embossed "2" in one corner, brass connector, No. 1 fine line collar. Fitted with a Mayhew & Barretts No. 1 lip burner, thumbwheel marked "MAYHEW & BARRETTS PAT'D JAN. 7.1862", glass and brass band deflector marked "PATENTED APRIL 4. 1865", guide rods for elevating the deflector for wick trimming, period lip chimney. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. Third quarter 19th century. 8 1/8" H to top of collar, 3 1/2" SQ base.
Literature: Font as B & K II, fig. 2279. Base as Thuro II, p. 32h.
Provenance: From the collection of Abigail and the late Edward Meyer of Plantsville, CT.
Excellent condition, font with a spot of roughness and a manufacturing flaw to peg, base with a small chip to one corner, stem with three vertical annealing lines, as made, collar with light deterioration, connector with splits. Burner with wear to thread