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Sat, Mar 18, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 99

A Brass Student Double Glass Shade Lamp

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

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A Brass Student Double Glass Shade Lamp. This lamp is adorned with (4) Lions Faces which is rare. *The Student Lamp was a lamp popular in the late 1800s in both single and double burner models. Its claim to fame was that it cast little to no "undershadow." It was mounted on a vertical post and the lamp itself was on a swing arm. The[x=#194/][x=#160/]oil font[x=#194/][x=#160/]is to the side of the vertical post and the oil is siphoned to the lamp where it is burned. The[x=#194/][x=#160/]Manhattan[x=#194/][x=#160/]Student Lamp, manufactured by the Manhattan Brass Co., was one of the most popular and least expensive lamps in its day. It is easily found in various antique stores. Richard Miller and John Solverson point out in their book "Student Lamps of the Victorian ERA" these lamps were known in Europe as "Reading Lamps" and in England as the "Queen's Reading Lamp."The lamps were generally 7" and 10" and came in both single and double lamps. It was felt in those days that if you had two wicks in the burner you increased the amount of light and to some degree that apparently was true.