Origin: English
Period: William IV
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1835
Height: 19.25”
Width: 8”
Depth: 8”

The scarce and early bronze and brass table lamp by renowned English maker Osler, stamped to one foot OSLER, being crisply cast and having a fluted four candelabra branch mid-section to a tripod base and terminating in hairy paw feet, the whole having been re-wired and tested and in fully working condition.

The lamp is in operational order, having recently been re-wired and the whole has no damages with a well-established verdigris patina having not been over polished or cleaned. The shade is not provided.

The company Osler was established in Birmingham, 1807 when Thomas Osler found employment at Glass Toy Trade, Hockley, making small glass trinkets. A year into his role an order was placed for icicle drops, upon completion the potential glass drops created was realised and Osler began manufacturing chandeliers. The firm then became the leading makers of chandeliers and lighting during the nineteenth century.

An early example of an Osler; indeed, we cannot find another comparable example having been sold.