Domestic Appliances

Brief description

Oil lamp with brass and glazed earthenware body and glass chimney, made by George Jones in Birimingham c.1885.

Object name

oil lamp

Object number


Production person

George Jones (manufacturer)

Production organisation

James Hinks & Son Limited (manufacturer)

Production date

1885 (manufactured)

Production place

Stoke-on-Trent (manufactured)
Birmingham (manufactured)


Victorian (1837-1901)

Physical description

The reservoir 39/2005-2 slips into the main body resting on the brass lining of the base, 39/2005-1. The brass oil burner 39/2005-3 sits on the reservoir. The glass chimney 39/2005-4 is positioned within the oil burner. The shade is mainly covered with frosted glass with a central band of scalloped decoration with frosted glass stylised leaf and flower decoration on a clear ground.


Height: 60.3cm
Width: 22.8cm

Website keywords

oil lighting


Label text for 'Lighting the home' case, Information Bay 5, Geffrye Museum, 2010:
Oil lamp, 1885
Brass and earthenware, manufactured by George Jones, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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