Lot 366: RIPLEY PATENTED KEROSENE FOOTED FINGER LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: RIPLEY PATENTED KEROSENE FOOTED FINGER LAMP, colorless, molded double handles, square stippled center support, top embossed "RIPLEY & CO. PATD JAN 7. JULY 14. AUG 11.1868.", underside embossed with a "1", No. 1 Taplin-Brown collar. Fitted with a period No. 1 slip burner. Together with a damaged opaque white ribbed bracket lamp font, No. 2 fine-line collar and slip burner, period colorless serrated-scalloped top chimney. Two pieces total. Ripley & Co.
Condition Report: Ripley lamp undamaged, painted white collar and burner.
Provenance: Property of the late Joann Bowen.
Dimensions: 4 3/4" H to top of collar, 3 3/4" D foot.
Exhibited: Parallels Thuro - Oil lamps 3, p. 85, fig. j.
Medium: Third quarter 19th century.