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Gallery Of Glass For Sale - Other 18th century Vessels - Short Open Flame Lamps
Ordering, Postage, Payment, Import Duty & Safety Outlander Short Open Flame Lamps
Short Open Flame Oil Lamps date to the mid to late 18th century and are characterised by having a biconical oil reservoir or a spherical oil reservoir occasionally with a vestigal cylindrical chamber for the wick. Neither variety has a drip tray; instead the rim of the foot is often turned upwards to catch any spilt oil.
The stem is normally formed from a solid gather of glass shaped into simple bobbins, and sometimes over a basal merese. Feet are invariably folded and often turned up at the rim. The handle usually has a thumb-piece and is shaped to fit the fingers.
Each lamp is supplied with a brass wick holder and a short length of flat 11mm wide wick. The wick holder is based directly on an original one. We fit a small, thin cork to the underside to hold it in place.
The 'Outlander-style' short lamps (see the photo on the right) that we have in stock are on this page in the 'Outlander' section of our website.
We do not make Short Open Flame Oil Lamps to order - these are individual vessels that are in stock and can be purchased as seen
The main work on these lamps is: Kelsall, K. (1995) 'Glass in 18th century England - The Open-Flame Lamp' Keith Kelsall: The Cromwell Press, Wiltshire (Chapter 7 deals with these lamps).
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