A Stunning Old Islamic Silver Oil Lamp With A Wick
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A Stunning Old Islamic Silver Oil Lamp With A Wick:
A Stunning Old Islamic Silver Oil Lamp with a Wick. This silver lamp is made essentially of two parts: the lower is an oil receptacle and the upper part is a chimney. Both oil receptacle and chimney are highly decorated in different floral arabesque designs. The lower part contains a mechanism for the wick. The oil lamp has a back hook for hanging. The total height is 15 inches and width at its widest section is about 4.5 inches. It weighs I pound and slightly over 7 ounces (658 grams). The oil lamp is stamped twice, with the number 90 [meaning 90% silver]. The stamps can be found on chimney and on the oil receptacle. It is also stamped with a different stamp at the bottom of oil receptacle. This stamp reads from left to right: 90 [meaning 90%], a lotus flower [most likely the trade mark of the maker], and Arabic letter "th" [probably the name of the maker.] Probably, 70 years old. Very unusual and beautiful piece.
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