This antique "Dolphin" Brass and Copper Gimbaled Ships Oil Lamp was from
the estate of a gentleman who had once owned a shipyard many years ago. I have
had this lamp for many years, intending to use it on shipboard, but have never
owned a vessel worthy of mounting it on. This lamp is a very practical design,
remaining in excellent condition- There are numerous photos showing its details
This lamp is a very high quality original, remaining in great condition
with only the lightest marks of having been used on shipboard decades ago. All
brass and copper construction. Burner is hinged for lighting and
extinguishing- It is marked 'British Made...STARHINGE...Burner' and
Sherwoods Ltd. Bham' (Birmingham) on the wick rowel.
Lamp mount is is a beautiful stylized entwined Dolphin or sea serpent.
Heavily counterweighted to stay level in any sea condition. The brass
surfaces are a handsome age burnished finish. Lamp is about 12 1/2" tall,
measured from the bottom of the counterweight to the top of the chimney, and
will project about 8 1/8" from the wall or bulkhead.It is quite a LARGE AND
IMPRESSIVE ships' lamp.
Lamp reservoir inserts into the outer body, allowing it to be removed and
taken where desired in the vessel or home. Reservoir is a HANDSOME combination
of Brass and COPPER.
Though this is a weighty and substantial lamp, the stated USPS Priority
shipping s correct anywhere in the U.S.
A very rare original lamp, in REMARKABLE condition. Simply a MAGNIFICENT
ship's lamp for that special vintage boat, or a unique working centerpiece in a
Nautical Den or Cabin. A PRACTICAL GEM, yet offered with
a...................Low Starting Bid