How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Great House Antiques Your Own Question
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques, Appraiser/ Researcher/ Entrepreneur
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2191
Experience:  30+ years in all aspects of the Antiques and Decorative Arts Industry
Type Your Antiques Question Here...
Great House Antiques is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a pewter Victorian style oil lamp with winged cherubs

Customer Question

I have a pewter Victorian style oil lamp with winged cherubs with various musical
instruments surrounding the bowl of the lamp. There are two handles on each side
with lion heads mounted on top. There is a two inch stem connected to the base
which measures approx. 6 inches. On the bottom the number is ***** The entire
piece is solid. My parents found this in England in 1953. Would this be valuable?
Beverly in Pennsylvania
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am concerned that the group has my credit card info, while I assemble images to send.
Am I assured of this privacy code?
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Beverly,
Please note that experts here are not employees of, experts are verified users who are only paid when you leave a favorable rating. Experts do not handle charges, fees, credit cards, memberships or subscriptions in any way or form. For such queries, please email***@******.***
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I appreciate your immediate response. I will photograph images of the oil lamp and send asap.
Are you able to say whether this old piece is worth the time and effort by my general discription?
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi Beverly,
I will need to see images in order to make any assessments of the item.
No rush, send the photos at your convenience.
If I do not respond immediately, it is because I am not at my computer. Please rest assured that I will attend to your postings as soon as I am signed back in again.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you.Truly,
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Anytime :)