Lantern Handheld Portable Carrying Brass Repousse Georgian Glazed Candle
- Rare survival of a personal object made for practical everyday use. Although they would have been made in fairly significant numbers, surviving handheld, portable brass lanterns for personal use are rare. - This example is in excellent original condition and a delight to handle. - Retaining the original brass carrying handles on the back and brass ring so that it could be hung from a chain or cord. - This was an essential object for aiding safe movement in the dark around the house or outside without having to carry more bulky equipment around. A gentleman or lady could go to their room or outside in daylight, carrying the lantern with them or in a bag and use it to illuminate their way in the dark. - From a good collection of curiosities or wonders, bearing label on reverse.
George II (Of the period)
GOOD. Wear consistent with age and use.
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