Sea shell used as floating wick lamp from Thurso, Scotland, c 18th century.

Sea shell used as floating wick lamp from Thurso, Scotland, c 18th century.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

A primitive floating wick lamp from Scotland. A shell has been chipped away to make a wick channel. Such lamps were widely used before the coming of electricity.

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