A ROLLED TIN 'LANTERN OF A THOUSAND LIGHTS'
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A ROLLED TIN 'LANTERN OF A THOUSAND LIGHTS'

PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A ROLLED TIN 'LANTERN OF A THOUSAND LIGHTS'
PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Of hollow circular form, the sides pierced with holes and a hinged door, with a raised candle-holder to the base
13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

This unusual example of a 'hundred eye candle screen' is directly parallel to that discussed by J. Caspall in Fire & Light in the Home pre-1820, Woodbridge, p.253. Considered to be a ' contributor to dmestic safety', this model was introduced in the first quarter of the 19th Century so that a candle could be safely left to burn throughout the night.
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