Samuel S. Messenger & Son Brass Font Oil Lamp c.1895

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This attractive Oil Lamp features a brass covered iron base with a turned effect stem and brass font. The shade (not original) is frosted style glass with a clear glass decoration of flowers and foliage. The lamp has a double burner with the wick winder buttons each marked BEST BRITISH MAKE F. 

The underside of the base is impressed with the marks MESSENGER and 333 indicating that it was made by Samuel S. Messenger & Son. The registration number 256729 denoting it to be circa 1895 in date is impressed into the brass at the base. 

The lamp measures approx. 23" / 58.5 cm in height (including the chimney), 7.5" / 19 cm in width (the shade) and weighs 2.6kg 

The chimney has a few small chips / nibbles to the rim (see photos)

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