There is something so very charming about the bright and warm glow that comes with lighting a kerosene lamp. To this day, a kerosene lamp is strongly associated with the vintage aesthetic, exuding nothing but old world charm!
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Kerosene lamps were widely used from 1860 and were considered to be a safe alternative compared to other oil lamps used at the time.
Old Kerosene Lamps
Kerosene lamps were widely used in India, and continue to leave collectors mesmerized with their vintage charm. Of all the lamps used, these were commonly found around the country:
- Brass Kerosene Lamps
- Hurricane Lantern
- Chimney Lamps.
1. Brass Kerosene Lamps
Exquisitely handmade by Indian craftsmen, these radiant lamps adorned the homes of the affluent. The lamps feature a central, bulbous reservoir with a tapered top that accommodates a single wick.
2. Hurricane Lamp
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Hurricane lamps were widely used in India owing to their sturdy design, portability and safety. Their very image inspires artists and creators worldwide, and their unique design continues to seep into modern day décor arrangements.
3. Chimney Lamps
A result of colonization in India, this type of kerosene lamps came in attractive stained glass and clear glass holders. Holding only a small amount of fuel, these lamps were restricted for use at home.
With their age only adding to their value, these lamps are sure to make for attractive additions to your home décor arrangements!
Shop for kerosene lamps in various styles and sizes from the bygone era, only at the Ancient Madurai Studio!
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