Wendy Hamilton Antiques

 Rare 18th Century Forged Iron Kettle Or Trunion Grease Lamp Copper Font


hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Rare 18th Century Forged Iron Kettle or Trunion Grease Lamp Copper Font

This beautifully made trunion mounted font with a side wick support burned grease to provide light in the late 18th and early 19th century. The font, which is made of copper, can be tipped to temporarily soak the wick and then returned to level. It is a Pennsylvania Dutch style of lamp. It has a turned column at the base of the shaft and 4 snake or spade feet. It retains its original wick pick.

Approximate Dimensions:  Height 7 1/2", Diameter of the top 2 1/4".

References: Early Lighting by The Rushlight Club figure 4-22

Condition: Very good, no damage or repairs evident. Please look at pictures carefully and ask all questions before bidding.