ANSONIA BRASS & COPPER CO. BRASS KEROSENE HANGING LIBRARY LAMP FRAME, Daisy and Button pattern font holder with brass drop-in font. Daisy and Button pattern brass rings, shade holder supported by chains with Egyptian pharaoh medallions and Egyptian Sun leveler likely symbolizing Ra, with horizontal spring-tension motor. Fitted with a period J. Darndonville duplex slip burner, cranberry Swirl smoke bell, and colorless prisms. Fourth quarter 19th century. 43" HOA as shown, shade support ring 14" inner D.
Frame in excellent condition, font tank with a minor dent, brass rings with one solder mark each to the backside of the ring where connected. Smoke bell undamaged, some prisms with expected minor roughness/minute flakes.
Literature: Parallels Ebersole - Hanging Victorian Lamps, p.21.