Amethyst purple is the actual permanent color of the glass itself.... Excellent shiny nice condition with no chips or damage.A shiny clean lamp with no haze. A couple natural crude rough spots on surface of glass from when it was made. Original brass "clinch on" collar is excellent with no damage.. Little notch on glass shoulder ring..... Antique solid brass burner is in excellent working condition and turns the wick up and down nice.
Glass chimney is also perfect with no chips or damage. Although we've not used the lamp, I'm sure it will work just fine... All you need is some lamp fluid from WalMart or hardware. This lamp was made in the 1890 era.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business.... Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler.
FRESH LISTINGS NEARLY EVERY DAY. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families. The beautiful amethyst or purple color of this glass is a result of the presence of manganese in the glass, which was a decolorizer to turn the glass clear.
Glass that contains manganese, when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, causes the glass to turn amethyst. Some of my amethyst bottles and glass are purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight. Others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a boxand some have been purpled by running them through a water sterilization plant, which is a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as many years of exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. To those "purists" who falsely believe that glass cannot turn this deep amethyst color naturally, I could take you to places where bottles and glass have turned this same shade of purple from being in the sunlight for many years. The item "1890s RIVERSIDE ALMOND AMETHYST GLASS OIL LAMP WITH ALMOND BASE COMPLETE NICE" is in sale since Thursday, June 3, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.