Georgian Open Flame Chamber Lamp

Georgian Open Flame Chamber Lamp

c1760/70

Item Ref: 230

An excellent lead glass chamber lamp with flattened ovoid reservoir over a triple knopped stem with applied handle, all resting on a folded rim drip tray.

These small chamber lamps are mostly found in soda glass very rarely in lead glass,used mainly for taking to the bedroom and around the home. They may also have been used by lacemakers,its a name that seems to have stuck, but their primary function was simply to provide light indoors with handled examples being taken from room to room,handles would not be necessary for lacemaking situations,I would recommend Keith Kelsalls book " The open Flame lamp" ISBN 0-9515120-1-3, chapter 4 is particularly interesting, titled," Were they really lace makers lamps ? "


Height 6 ins 15.2 cm