Brass Crusie Lamp – Betty Lamp – 19th century
This is a rare brass crusie lamp or Betty lamp, probably dating from the 19th century. It was used to burn oil in the wick support hanging from the main body.
The back plate of the lamp is decorated with attractive, simple engravings of swirls and flowers.
The oil lamp with the wick supports is suspended above a second bowl and its position can be altered with different steps.
The lamp hangs from a long brass hook which is attached to its body, and the bowl is riveted to the back plate with rivets.
It measures 18.25″ tall from the tip of the harpoon shaped hanger to the bottom of the lower pan. The top pan with the 5 wick supports measures 5.25″ in diameter….the bottom pan measures 4.25″ in diameter.
A beautiful piece for the collector of old lighting.