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Basketweave and Medallion Kerosene Lamps

Basketweave and Medallion is one of the most complex Victorian pressed glass patterns. The only known shapes are two lamps: the pedestal, or stand, lamp and a footed hand lamp. A reproduction of the 10 1/2" stand lamp is available. The new lamps were reproduced in crystal clear, green, cobalt blue, white milk glass, and transparent pink.

Fonts and bases of old lamps were fused together when the glass was hot. New lamps are glued together (arrows, Fig. 2) The band of glue around the font-base joint shows up under long wave black light. Wholesale price was $20.

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Fig. 1

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Fig. 2