Oh those gorgeous Gone With The Wind Oil Lamps or nicknamed GWTW Lamp. The corrent term is a "Vase Oil Lamp". But GWTW has become the normal term for these gorgeous hand painted oil lamps. The GWTW lamp first came into existence in the 1890s, way before the 1930s GWTW Movie. In fact, the 1930s GWTW movie was about the Civil War, which was in the 1860s. GWTW lamps are famous for their hand painted vase fonts and shades.
No Victorian home is complete without one or more GWTW lamps. In our shop "The Victorian GWTW Lamp Shop" you will find GWTW oil lamps from the 1890s that are still in oil, while others have been electricified. You will also find GWTW lamps of 1950s vintage, as they were commonly remade during this time period. Bring a Victorian GWTW Lamp into your home to show case the Victorian Era.
Many of our oil lamps have a new GWTW electrified burner with 3 way switch and night light. This allows for the illumination of the bottom vase/font. Several of our lamps can easily be brought back to oil by plugging the font hole and changing to a regular oil burner. Please see the description for the condition. All items are sold in "as is" condition. We try our best to describe the condition as accurately as possible.
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$379.95 Antique Victorian Hand Painted GWTW Oil Lamp With Windmills and Ships With Original Ball Shade, Electrified - Item #629
This is a gorgeous hand painted oil lamp with its original hand painted shade. It features a different screen on the front and back. The ball shade also features a different screen on the front and back. The front vase scene is of a windmill along side a river with a sailing ship. The back vase scene features numerous sailing ships. The embossed vase features embossed beading and bells. The ball shade features the same scenes as the vase. The colors of the oil bottom vase are in a golded tan. The colors of the ball shade are tan with hints of sage. The oil lamp has been electrified but could easily be brought back to oil by acquiring a drop in oil font and burner. We do not know the age of this lamp. This lamp has not been rewired. It is in excellent condition. We have numerous close up pictures of this beautiful lamp. You may view these pictures by clicking on the picture. The height of the oil lamp including chimney is 23 3/4". The diameter of the ball shade is 8 1/2". This measurement is the at the widest point of this lamp. Please
$224.95 1890's Antique Victorian Hand Painted Roses GWTW Vase Kerosene Oil Lamp With Milk Glass Student Shade, Still in Oil - Item #557
This is a 1890's Antique Victorian GWTW Vase Kerosene Oil Lamp that has gorgeous Hand Painted Roses on it. This lamp has never had the milk glass font drilled so can still be used in oil. This lamp is our favorite. The milk glass shade fits this lamp like a glove. The hand painting is well done with colors of pink and burgundy roses.
We currently have a new GWTW electrified burner with a 3 way switch and night light screwed in to the collar. The lights turn on with a turn key. One way is to have the night light light up the font, which is our favorite. Another turn turns on the top light. The other turn turns on both the night light and the top light. It comes with a vintage milk glass 10" student shade, a brass plated 10" tripod that is already fitted on to the burner and a 10" clear chimney. The tripod can easily be changed to fit a new burner. It measures 21" tall from top of chimney to base and is 10" in diameter at its widest. Please clink on the picture to see additional pictures of the oil lamp. The base is cast metal with a coppery color and is unmarked. It is in great condition for its age with the normal marks on the font due to age as well as normal roughness on the shade edges. This lamp can easily be used with oil by changing to a regular oil burner. You can't go wrong on this gorgeous lamp. Circa: 1890+.
This is a Vintage Pink Roses GWTW Vase Kerosene Oil Lamp with Matching Shade. This lamp is beautiful with its hand painted roses on the Milk Glass Student Shade. The milk glass vase appears to be hand painted or tinted on a transfer design. It is an embossed shell design on the sides. The colors are shades of rose pink along with a mustard color. Please clink on the picture to see close ups of this lamp.
We currently have a new GWTW electrified burner with a 3 way switch and night light screwed in to the collar. The lights turn on with a turn key. One way is to have the night light light up the font, which is our favorite. Another turn turns on the top light. The other turn turns on both the night light and the top light. It comes with the 10" fitter milk glass student shade with the hand painted pink roses. The base, collars and tripod where painted a coppery color over the brass sometime in the past. The color goes good with the font and shade. It measures 21" tall from top of chimney to base. It is in great condition. There is normal age wear to the lamp and normal roughness to the shade fitter. It also has a hole in the font from being drilled sometime in the past to electrify it. This font can easily be brought back to its oil state by plugging the hole that was drilled and changing to an oil burner. There is the normal age wear and roughness on the fitter of the shade. We do not know the age of this lamp. It would make an outstanding piece tor any room in a Victorian house.
$249.95 Gorgeous Large 29 1/4" Tall Antique 1895 Victorian GWTW Hand Painted Kerosene Vase Oil Lamp, Still In Oil - Item #384
This is a Gorgeous 29 1/4" Antique Victorian GWTW Hand Painted Kerosene Oil Lamp Still In Oil. This antique Victorian GWTW oil lamp is stunning with its hand painted milk glass vase of oak leafs and acorns painted in different shades of greens, browns and reds. The 10" in diameter GWTW globe is very old and is a marriage to this lamp. The globe is frosted with grape leaves and clusters. The solid brass font is in excellent condition and working great. We filled the font with lamp oil and lite the burner. It works great. It still has the wick in it. The flame spreader is marked SEPT.9.90. APR.11.93 APR.30.95 PATENTED CONSOLIDATED. The burner is marked PAT. APR.11.93. The wick turner is marked "Made in US of America.
From the base to the top of the vase measures 14" tall by 8" wide. With the chimney on, the oil lamp measures 29 1/4" tall. There is one small 1/4" crack in the outside brass draft piece. It does not affect the integrity of the burner. There is the normal roughness on the opening of the globe and where it touches the fitter. The hand painted vase has the normal wear to the paint from the years. Other than those three items, everything looks and works great on this lamp. We approximate the age to be 1895. A large and very beautiful lamp for your Victorian Parlor.