It has a PONTIL on center of base indicating it's an early blown glass lamp. No Chimney, but does have what I believe is the ORIGINAL Brass Flip Top Period Patented Burner. The GLASS Font Glows lightly Yellow under my blacklight.
It measures about 7.625" tall (to top of burner), font base is about 3.75" across, lamp font body not incl. Handles is also about 3,75 (maybe a little more). Marked on burner Knob: PAT DEC 10,'67 APR 7,'68 Marked with light embossing on bottom of font: RIPLEY & Co. Pat'd JUL 14 Aug (too light to read) Condition: Very Good. No Chips or Cracks to glass font.
The Burner looks and works fine, has wick. Burner surface has a darkened patina. There is some haze on inside of font from oil and use? Now that I've piqued your interest in this NICE ESTATE TREASURE, help me RECYCLE IT Into your COLLECTION or DECOR. We do NOT mark merchandise values below value or mark them as "gifts".I leave Feedback for you once you have received the item and are happy and You leave feedback. Before leaving me FEEDBACK, please take a moment to read HOW THE DSR'S Affect SELLERS. Not a problem, just let me know. The item "Antique RIPLEY 1867-68 patent WHALE OIL wedding LAMP with 2 FINGER HANDLES pontil" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil". The seller is "odinbear" and is located in Edmeston, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.