Antique Floor Oil Lamps

Antique Lamps

Before the invention of the lamp, the lamps were oily liquid containers which were ignited by means of a wick. The discovery of the wick, combustible fiber submerged in fat, is lost in the mists of time (it was used as early as the Neolithic higher). With this discovery comes the primitive lamp, which was reduced to a stone bowl with a slot for the wick made of moss and a handle for the hand away from the flame. From these lamps have been found several copies of the Neolithic. These stone lamps are still used by some primitive peoples as the Eskimo Aleuts of Alaska, fueled with whale oil. The marine shells Mediterranean people employed in the fourth millennium BC. JC In Homeric times were placed on tall poles, braziers and fed with wood chips. This type of pendant brazier used in India for religious ceremonies.

Greek and Roman lamps have originated in Egypt, being deep and round, with a handle and decorated with stripes, palmettes and similar drawings. Filled with oil or fat floating on the surface of the wick. Roman lamp had two openings. The center was to load and on the side, one where the wick out. Its decorations were more elaborate, with mythological images, animal shapes or human bust, receiving one and the other the name of Lychnos between the Greeks and the Romans lucerne.

Although East gave preference to sail, developed an oil lamp shaped plate with carved feet.
Hettilo Candlestick (eleventh century) in the Cathedral of Hildesheim.

Are known of all ancient civilizations and highlighting its multifarious forms and artistic perfection number on your figure and reliefs of Greek and Roman. The clay are round or oval, with elegant handle and one or more peaks if they are closed or with something bent or wavy edges if they are open (and these are usually Phoenician), but the bronze has wavy or long forms with variety of ornamental appendages and sometimes inlaid with silver or gold being often arranged for suspension (hanging lucerne) with chains. The Arabs, small, bronze or clay, are distinguished by their elevation and beak very long and offer little taste while large glass shaped bronze arabesque ornaments with plural end in puffs covered what are suspended high.
From the Middle Ages
Electric lamps with a design inspired circular chandeliers.

In the Byzantine era comes the most common, the floating wick. The early church and the monastic orders used to be on permanently before the tabernacle, spread throughout Europe. It consisted of a glass vessel filled under water, then oil on the water and then swim fiber wick on the oil. From the s. X to s. XIV employment was reduced to churches and religious establishments. The method most commonly used for illumination was sailing. From medieval lamps appear to be a derivation of the Renaissance the great lamps that still contained in the churches: its enormous lower cup is simply saucer development in the Middle Ages was put under the beaker containing the oil.

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