18th Century Fat Lamp in Original Gold Paint - Gorgeous!
An 18th century fat lamp that was very well made by a local blacksmith. It was painted a gold color that probably had copper in it because of the virdigris coating of the inside of the pan. The pan has an anchor point for the rag or twisted thread that was the wick for this lamp which shows the care taken in the production of this lamp. It has an unusual handle that is very sturdy and has a square iron 'nut' on the handle that may have made the lamp more sturdy or was used for decoration. A great majority of the gold paint has worn off but enough is still there to show that the entire lamp was painted to look like a more expensive brass lamp. The entire lamp including the hanger/pic is 10" long. The lamp including its hanger is 4" tall and the reservoir has a 3" diameter.