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In the early part of the kerosene lighting era, the raised or sunken circle called a bullseye was a popular design for oil lamps and other glassware. The pattern of this antique glass oil lamp is called Panelled Bullseye. The weight and clarity of the glass used for this oil lamp indicate that it is leaded glass so it was made in the early 1860s. During the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), the use of lead in glass was outlawed because the lead was needed for military purposes.

The pattern of this antique glass oil lamp is Panelled Bullseye. A number of lamps with this pattern are shown in Catherine Thuro’s first book on oil lamps

A Pair of American Gothic Brass and Patinated Metal Oil Lamps On Stands Attributed To Dietz & Co., New York, Each Glass Font In Architectural Surround Of Gothic Tracery Windows, Burner Marked "M.L. Collins", Stand With Molded Rim On Columnar Standard, Quatrefoil Base With Putto Marks, Etched Glass Shade   c. 19th Century

A Pair of American Gothic Brass and Patinated Metal Oil Lamps On Stands Attributed To Dietz & Co.

Antique green glass Bullseye table oil lamp from victorianlightingandmore on Ruby Lane

Antique green glass Bullseye table oil lamp from victorianlightingandmore on Ruby Lane

This is an early oil lamp (circa 1860s) with a ruby flashed font and marble base. The font is clear glass with a thin flash, or overlay, of ruby glass. The font has then been etched to remove the ruby glass outer layer to create the lovely patterned bands.

This is an early oil lamp (circa with a ruby flashed font and marble base. The font is clear glass with a thin flash, or overlay, of ruby glass. The font has then been etched to remove the ruby glass outer layer to create the lovely patterned bands.

Opalescent Vaseline European Art Nouveau Oil Lamp http://www.morninggloryantiquescollect.com/

Opalescent Vaseline Tall Oil Lamp. European, Art Nouveau, Perfect, Original AAA+

Opalescent Vaseline European Art Nouveau Oil Lamp http://www.morninggloryantiquescollect.com/

This Swirled Rosettes pattern oil lamp was made by Riverside Glass Co. around 1884 to 1900. Thanks to the distinctive flared clinch collar, it is easy to identify the maker.

This Swirled Rosettes pattern oil lamp was made by Riverside Glass Co. circa It is easy to identify because it has a Riverside clinch collar

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