rare nineteenth century american grease lamp

i am pleased to offer this very rare grease lamp made between 1853 and 1880 by the meriden britannia company of connecticut.  it is illustrated in the m. b. co's 1861 catalog and described as "No. 410, 6 1/2" high, per dozen $5.50."  the lamp is heavily cast and well finished with knurled decoration on the mid band and burner.  the lamp is in exceptional condition.  it is unmarked, which is typical for meriden britannia company pewter.

item #7-570

price $330