Circa 1880. Exceptional Victorian oil lamp. This beautiful lamp features elaborate decorations throughout with scenes of cherubs (Putti) on both sides of the oil reservoir and bold curved handles with women's faces on each side, all sitting on a graduated pedestal base with elaborate detail. This large important lamp retains it's original patina with all the raised detail a brighter copper then the rest. Probably English in origin, it is marked "made in the UK" on the knob that adjusts the height of the wick. The extremely fine Period, cranberry and white swirled glass shade is not original to this lamp but works very well. We would be happy to consider selling the light without the shade if that is preferred. Very good condition with a deep original age patina to the metal and no damage to the glass. 27 " tall x 10" wide.