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Clock-Lamp, Holland?, 18th Century?

Inventory Number: 46860
Object Type:
Place Created: The Netherlands Europe
Accession Number: 1938-13
Brief Description: Original stand is missing. The glass reservoir was filled with oil, the level of which fell as the oil was consumed in the wick of the lamp. Against this reservoir is a scale marked with the hours from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m.; the level of the remaining oil indicated the time on the scale.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by W E Moss. Formerly in the John Eliot Hodgkin Collection (See 'Rariora' (London n.d.) Vol I p. 100.)
Collection Group:
Material(s): Pewter and glass.

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