Derived from the Greek word lampas, meaning torch, lamps have been used since around 70,000 BC, when a shell or hollow rock was filled with moss soaked in animal fat and ignited. Nowadays we tend to refer to lamps as any light giving source that is not used with candles (although student lamps and travelling lamps do use candles, and are included here), and instead use gas or electricity to provide light. Antique silver examples are rare and quite desirable.
Hallmarked In 1899
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1899 by Hawksworth Eyres & Co., this handsome, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Lamp, is very plain in style, featuring reed borders, two fixtures for bulbs, and an adjustable lamp shade holder. The lamp measures 31.5"(80cm) tall, by 9"(23cm) wide. The lamp shade holder is silver-plated.
£1,675ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1879
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1879 by James Kebberling Bembridge, this stylish, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Student Lamp, has a clean and sleek industrial form, with subtle bands of beading around the column. The sprung loaded mechanism pushes the candle up as it burns to keep the wick at the same point in the centre of the metal reflector. The lamp measures 15"(39cm) tall by 5.25”(13.5cm) in diameter.
£2,775ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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