Historical information

There is no known history attached to this item. Lamps such as this one were common household items in the 19th century and the first three decades of the 20th century until electrical lighting became common in most households.


This item has no known local provenance but it is useful for display as an item that was common in households in the past.

Physical description

This item has a cast iron base in a pyramidal shape with the four sides having identical scrolls and star shapes. A piece of brass attaches the base to a violet-coloured bowl. The bowl contains a white wick. The brass wick holder has an external knob for regulating the light intensity. There is more brass between the bowl and the mantle which is made of plain glass.

Inscriptions & markings

On the base of the lamp: ‘Rd. No. 207869’