Lamp; oil

LL 1122

Part of

Wedgwood collection

A selection of objects from our collection of the finest Wedgwood jasperware in the world.

About this object

This oil lamp in black basalt may be more ornamental rather than functional, as traditional oil lamps did not give much light. Its design is inspired by lamps of the ancient world but it is made for a 18th century house. It came from the home of the designer, Thomas Hope (1768-1831). Hope is known to have visited Wedgwood's shop in the 1790s.
  • Date
    1780 - 1800
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Black basalt
  • 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
    240 mm x 220 mm x 225 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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