Century French brass tilting whale oil peg lamp, circa 1835. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Serious, as to Intellectual Property & Author rights violations are reported to our attorneys in Paris & Leeds. Read my terms of sale. Pieces in group photos are for comparison. Free collection by appt. My collections & some of Ellys. New arrivals can be viewed. Im a part-time antiques dealer, & sometimes exhibit at UK antiques shows. My associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & museum curator, with 45 years of advanced experience. Dear friends & clients. Roy here in France seasons greetings on a dark New Year. Elly has more Fine Arts & Antiques than we can begin to keep up with at least 4,000 period pieces. Group photos will give you a slight idea of the depth of my collections, and Elly’s inventory – 800 new acquisitions, with more arriving almost daily – keep watching this page. Weather is getting worse in Europe my internet router has been replaced 8 times in 7 years, due to lightning, and needs to be replaced yet again. Delays from France are unavoidable; I have not been able to begin to keep up with photography it has been raining or snowing for 8 weeks. Four major storms have left 100,000 to 400,000 homes & businesses without power for several days. However, the largest French labor strike since 1968 is still on 3 weeks ago, less than 10% of public transport for the entire country was working; 75% of the Paris Metro was shut down this past weekend. The strike interfaces with other services & the private sector, & has had a very negative impact on the post. I live alone at 3,000 ft. Altitude in one of the most isolated places in Western Europe, 2 hours by car to any city. Rural postal distribution is by truck work strikes or severe weather have major effects and internet or computer problems take a week to correct. Negotiations between labor unions & the government are taking place, but all of Elly’s listings physically located in France will have a 10 working-day delay instead of the usual 5, because no one can be sure of how long the massive dispute (over retirement age & benefits) will take to resolve. On New Years Day, the strike spread to Radio France & the Paris Opera: a 4-day Jan 7. Strike increase has been called for, with a total shutdown of public transport, & blockages of all fuel refineries & depots; such delays are completely out of our control. Peg lamps are a fascinating sub-category of lighting. That has yet to be separately treated t. Hey are more often considered to be “Victorian”, and sought after in most Western countries. However, they can be much earlier I have three 18. Century French free-blown & handled glass peg lamps in my collection; glass, bronze & pottery examples from the 17. Century, and suspect their presence in at least France dates from the late Middle Ages. The wealth of the solely French tradition and variation of base-metal lighting pre-dates the Renaissance to the Roman period, & sometimes earlier – it is truly remarkable, and exceeds that of any other country. Unfortunately, the subject is not well-known, outside of France most of the mandatory reference books remain un-translated, are out-of-print, expensive, & very difficult to find. Best overall work to date is Gabriel Henriot’s 480-page, 1933 masterwork on French lighting, ENCYCLOPEDIE DU LUMINAIRE Formes et Decors Apparentes. (rare, out of print, & never translated). Henriot places lighting in its historical context, from Antiquity through the 19. Century, and illustrates numerous French & Italian fat lamps, as early as the 14. I actively pursue early Continental, and particularly French lamps and related lighting, 13. Through the late 18. Century I own one of the largest private collections in France more than 1,000 pieces, & growing. Brass whale oil lamps of this period with fixed or tilting fonts are not outrageously rare in France, but finding them complete with the original burner and no damage or repairs is not so easy. In this case however, a tilting peg lamp of this form is unique in my experience, and I dont know of a single precise reference in print for it. The first volume covers pre-kerosene lamps, from pre-history to the mid-19th century, and expands on what was already known to be an incredibly rich and complicated subject that of exclusively French lighting. For academics, the text is pretty thin, but the diversity of lamps, reasonably organized into illustrated & sequentially related chapters, is an advance, and corrects more than a few errors in Anglo-American reference books on lighting or brass. The book is far from comprehensive and not well-edited – pages 78 through 97 somewhat arbitrarily treat lamps in metal pages 90 to 97 cover standing lamps; pages 88 & 89 illustrate 4 of this type with handles and fixed fonts. Pages 94 & 95 illustrate different examples with pivoting fonts, all in brass the reservoir in Figure 2 is nearly identical, but it is not a peg lamp. The diameter of the peg is slightly problematic, in that it is unusually large (a full inch) the only remotely contemporary candlestick it fits in is the extremely rare Empire example in photos # 3, 8 & 12 I’ve located it, and will list it for sale within the week. A widespread misconception in France is that all lamps with tilting fonts were for use on boats not true nautical lamp fonts need to be stabilized in at least two directions, not one! Mono-dimensional tilters were the whale oil equivalent of a chamberstick (unless handles were pierced for wall-mounting); some French hanging ball-shaped sheet iron whale oil lamps are based on Chinese models, and have a complicated layering of gimbals that permit the lamps to be extremely sensitive to movement. We are independently listed with the. New England Appraisers Association. For France or England. Excellent, but not quite flawless there are no repairs, but the reservoir rim and bottom have a few minor dings. Photos are high resolution. Use magnification for viewing details. Please ask, if you wish additional photos. Certified expert & appraiser. New Bedford Museum of Glass. 3 & 1/2 8.9 cm. : maximum width 2 & 7/8 7.4 cm. : maximum peg diameter 1 2.5 cm. Insured mailing within France is 7 Euros. Is 13 Euros to North America. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different. Request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, severe weather, or computer problems. This is strictly a small business, with no employees. Intolerant or difficult buyers, or those leaving less than 5-star feedback (no longer invisible) will be black-listed. Weather is getting worse in Europe delays are often unavoidable. There is a major problem with the age, condition or origin of a piece as described ; and this is confirmed by a qualified expert with professional credentials. We have absolutely no control over rates. And often absorb extra costs, such as double-boxing. Please inquire, as to mailing costs! Russian Federation rates are the same as the US, and not the EU. Our independent certifications with the. Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. My French business associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques editor & writer, curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in numerous categories. He has placed pieces with many French & US museums, including the Smithsonian; he assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. Josef is the only. European Decorative Arts specialist. Residing in the European Union. For France or the UK. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including 2 more forthcoming books. We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item “Very rare 19th century French brass tilting whale oil peg lamp circa 1835″ is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “etb2011″ and is located in Limousin Region. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Brass (copper alloy)
- Style: French, Louis Philippe period
- Age: 1800-1849
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Weight: 235 grams
- Type: Lamps
- Country/Region of Origin: France