Lamp; oil

LL 1008

About this object

A green jasper oil lamp with white jasper applied decoration. The lamp was designed to hang and probably did not give very much light at all. There are small shell shaped white jasper mouldings around the body where wicks would have emerged from the oil in the lamp body. These wicks would have been burnt to give the light.
This type of Wedgwood hanging lamp is very rare, it is believed that he only made six such lamps.
  • Date
    1791 - 1793
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9008
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    180 mm x 195 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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