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 punching of swirls and flowers (see photo).
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 copper rivets.
For another brass Betty lamp, see Flickering Flames by L. Thwing, plate 3.
Condition: Good, there is one old repair on one of the wick supports (a small patch on one of the spouts).
Height: 21.5 cm (8.5 inch) (with hook: 45 cm (17.5 inch)).
Price: € 65.-
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Item number: M141