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Lantern Handheld Portable Carrying Brass Repousse Georgian Glazed Candle


Lantern Handheld Portable Carrying Brass Repousse Georgian Glazed Candle


Dates
circa 1750
Dimensions
19.00cm high (7.48 inches high)
8.50cm wide (3.35 inches wide)
5.00cm deep (1.97 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
- Rare survival of a personal object made for practical everyday use. Although they would have been made in fairly significant numbers, surviving handheld, portable brass lanterns for personal use are rare.
- This example is in excellent original condition and a delight to handle.
- Retaining the original brass carrying handles on the back and brass ring so that it could be hung from a chain or cord.
- This was an essential object for aiding safe movement in the dark around the house or outside without having to carry more bulky equipment around. A gentleman or lady could go to their room or outside in daylight, carrying the lantern with them or in a bag and use it to illuminate their way in the dark.
- From a good collection of curiosities or wonders, bearing label on reverse.
Medium
Brass
Origin
England
Condition
Good
Price
£2,500.00
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