Oil lamps have been in use for centuries, from biblical times to present day. In the past, they were a light source out of necessity; today's oil lamps are mainly for decorative purposes. The value of an oil lamp depends on age, manufacturer, condition and rarity.
The Aladdin Green Jadite Moonstone Corinthian Oil Lamp
The Aladdin Green Jadite Moonstone Corinthian Oil Lamp was made circa 1934. According to the Kovel website, this oil lamp was valued at $230 in 2007.
1860 Cranberry Overlay Oil Lamp
According to the Kovel website, a 19-inch Cranberry Overlay oil lamp with Sandwich Glass, circa 1860, was valued at $2,265 in 1999.
Modern Oil Lamps
ACE hardware sells new oil lamps online. As of 2010, the Lamplight® Chamber Oil Lamp (110) is $14.49. This lamp is 11 inches tall, and has a pewter finish burner and a clear glass base with a fingerhold. Replacement wicks are available.
19th Century Form of Athenienne Oil Lamp
According to the Kovel website, a 19th century Form of Athenienne oil lamp was valued at $2,178 in 1998.
Brass Eagle Finial Oil Lamp
According to the Kovel website, the Eagle Finial with the Double Amethyst Font--an 18-inch brass oil lamp with an onyx base--was valued at $220 in 1995.
Cobalt Blue Glass Oil Lamp
According to the Kovel website, an 8.5-inch cobalt blue glass oil lamp with a floral design and cobalt blue chimney was valued at $315 in 2002.