In the ancient civilizations of Babylonian and Egypt, light was a luxury. The Arabian Nights were far from the brilliance of today. The palaces of the wealthy were lighted only by flickering flames of simple oil lamps. These were usually in the form of small open bowls with a lip or spout to hold the wick. Animal fats, fish oils or vegetable oils (palm and olive) furnished the fuel.
So decorate your place with this beautiful and antique Lantern. The features are :
REPLICA OF ORIGINAL
THIS IS A GREAT SHIP'S LANTERN.
IT HAS A PRISM LAMP THAT MAGNIFIES.
IT HAS THE PATINA OF THE 1800'S BUT I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT WAS PROBABLY MADE IN THE 1950'S.
IT WAS HOISTED UP IN TO THE SHIPS RIGGING AND COULD LIGHT UP THE SHIPS DECK.
THE NAME ANCHOR IS AT THE TOP.
THE BURNER IS TAPED TO PREVENT ANY MOVEMENT IN SHIPPING.
IT IS IN PERFECT CONDITION.
THE TANK THAT HOLDS THE FUEL IS INSIDE THE LAMP.
IT MEASURES ABOUT 12 INCHES TALL NOT INCLUDING THE HANDLE AND MORE THEN 10 INCHES WIDE.