19th Century 'Ipswitch' Betty Grease Lamp Large size
I have two of these lamps for sale and will list them separately. This is the largest of the two.
This 19th century combination of a tin betty with a tin 'tidy' or stand designed to fit the lamp, is attributed to the Ipswich region in Massachusetts. It burned fat or grease using a twisted piece of cotton as a wick. The saucer would catch any drips. The saucer base has an attached strap ring handle and a cylinder form stem.
The lamp retains the original hanging hook.
Reference: Early Lighting The Rushlight Club p.43
Condition: Very Good. Some light rust as expected with age & use. Please see photos for condition. Ask questions or ask for more photos if you need to.
Approximate Dimensions: Height to top of Betty Lamp 14", Diameter of base 6 3/4", The base is 7 3/4" high, the actual betty lamp is 5 1/4" long and 3 1/4" wide.