Late Victorian Pewter Oil Lamp
During the late 19th and early 20th century houses were lit with candles or oil lamps. The lamps would come in all grades from a cheap utility metal lamp, to elaborate silver or gilt lamp with ornate cut and painted globular shades.
From the seventeenth century onwards, there was scarcely a household in Britain that did not possess some items of pewter: plates, bowls, tankards, spoons, candlesticks were just some of the everyday items made from pewter.
This is a pewter oil lamp with a clear glass chimney, and an adjustable wick.
The lamp is in good condition, the glass chimney has chips to the very top.
Dimensions: 43cm x 10cm