Vintage COBALT BLUE Oil Lamp Fount w/ Vintage Kosmos Brenner
Vintage oil lamp- Vintage Kosmos
Brenner hardware with a beautiful Cobalt Blue glass fount.
We are pleased to offer this Vintage,
possibly antique oil lamp.
This oil lamp was brought back from
a recent buying trip to Hong Kong. The lamp has a beautiful
Cobalt Blue glass fount coupled with hardware manufactured by
Kosmos Brenner. Kosmos oil lamps have been manufactured in France
since 1869. They are among the finest lamps in the world, made
from the best materials with strict quality control and finishing
touches that are still performed by craftsmen just as was done
over 100 years ago.
This lamp stands approximately 9 1/2
inches tall. The fount diameter at it's widest point is approximately
5 inches, at the base the diameter is 4 1/4 inches. The height
of the fount, without hardware is approximately 6 1/8 inches.
The fount appears to be a blow molded, in two parts then pieced
together immediately after the parts were removed from the mold,
when they were still hot. I think this because the mold seams
are not aligned. The deep cobalt blue of the glass is beautiful.
There are two imperfection in the glass of the base. At first
glance they appear to be cracks, but they are surface imperfections
that occurred during manufacture.
Condition- Although the lamp hardware
looks well used, it still functions. The wick will need replacing,
and two of the chimney tabs have broken away. Fortunately replacement
parts for this oil lamp maker are still available. The seat/seal
between the fount and the fount mount collar has broken down.
It look as though sometime in the past a plaster substance was
used to re-seat the seal. But the threads on the burner and
the seal collar are still functional. Unfortunately the lamp
came to us without the Chimney, but again, OEM parts are still
If you love Oil Lamps, This one is
a treasure. The fount alone is a worthy addition to ant collection.
You could restore this lamp to it's former bright glory, and
add it to your other treasured lamps.
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