HANGING GREASE (CRUISE) LAMP -REDWARE INSERT 1680-1780


Description

The grease lamp was the earliest supplementary ligh form which began in the ancient world and was common in Europe and America. The pan was filed with grease scraps  fish oil vegetable oil or whale oil. A simple wick or rag fed from the fuel. This is a nicely made grease lamp with a quality twist hanger. The redware insert was added at a later date. Dimensions:Pan 3 5/8” diameter Height (including hanger)24″ List Price: $350 (LTLK)
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