FLOATING WICK LAMP

LATE 17th CENTURY - EARLY 18th CENTURY
In order to use this lamp a hempen or vegetable fibre wick was inserted through a central hole in a small disc of cork or wood. The shallow pan was then filled with oil and the wick would float freely in the pan. The pan was then suspended from nail or trammel.This is a particularly nice lamp with the fleur-de-lis shield and the great ware on the hanging hook and pan. (TLEDE)
Dimensions: 3 1/2” pan dia., 16” overall height
List Price: $350
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