A Regency Silver-plated Candle Lamp

Circa 1835
James Dixon & Sons

This unique lamp utilizes a cylindrical tube placed within the lamp standard which holds a spring that pushes the candle upward as the candle burns. The concept predates the Cornelius and Baker of Philadelphia spring loaded candlesticks of the 1850’s and appears at about the same time as the early forms of the Palmer Patent lamps in England. The fine frosted and cut shade is reminiscent of sinumbra shades of the 1820’s and 1830’s. It is marked on the outside bottom of the base: D * S for James Dixon and Sons. 

Silver fused on copper and glass
Height: 18 ½”

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