Floating wick lamp, Northern Scotland, probably 19th century.

Made:
1801-1900 in Shetland

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Primitive lamp, a stone used as floating wick holder, marked Shetland

Primitive lamp, a stone used as floating wick holder. A natural hollow in the stone has been enlarged for use as a floating wick holder. Probably from the Shetland Islands, 19th century.

Details

Category:
Lighting
Object Number:
1927-687
type:
oil lamp and oil lamps
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • lighting device
  • lamp - lighting device
credit:
Lovett Collection