This is an exceptionally beautiful oil lamp. 11" high, with a base 5-1/4" in diameter and a large, brass-closed hook at the top. The glass in the lamp has a fresnel type of design, which is used to distribute light widely. The wick is 1/2" wide.
Lamp oil is recommended, but kerosene works well too. Made in India. The beauty of the lamp speaks for itself.
"...the beauty of the lamp speaks for itself." Not any more! I'd like to wade in, please. I ordered this lamp for our townhouse on Martha's Vineyard, since we tend to have nor'easters and often lose power. Expecting a somewhat less impressive version of the catalogue picture, my wife and I were delighted when we pulled this handsome lamp from the box! The brass and copper complement each other beautifully and the piece is set off by an ornate 'Fresnel lens' type glass that does, indeed, throw off a soft light that permeates the room. Lastly, the lamp is exceedingly sturdy and 'just heavy enough' to be easy to carry from one room to another but not be easily tippable. We could not be more pleased with this beautiful lamp and suspect it will be passed down as a family heirloom, lighting up our townhouse in many a nor'easter to come.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Ronnie Hollier (Camden, SC)
This lantern is an awesome piece. If you ever get stuck in a hurricane or really bad storm, you will be so glad you have one of these available.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Authentic Design Anchor Lamp
Kent Bogle (Fort Worth, Texas)
I think "Disappointed" must not have realized that the draft of fresh air comes from the bottom of the lamp so the wick will not burn at its brightest if the lamp is sitting on a flat surface, only when properly suspended as it would be on a boat at anchor.
The lamp is beautiful, a gift from my children for Christmas, and will be quite an addition to my dream sailboat when I finally get my own. In the meantime, I will proudly use it (suspended) with my Schatz Royal Mariner ship's bell clock.
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
Todd Merriman (Medford, Oregon)
This is a beautiful lamp. But if you want to actually use it, the lamp is impractical. For starters, the wick control is on the fuel pot, which must be removed from the bottom of the lamp to be adjusted. This means that a burning wick/fuel container can only be adjusted or snuffed out by lifting or suspending the lamp. This can be tricky, considering that the upper lamp housing can become quite hot. As for light output, I must disagree with the previous reviewer. We found the lamp to provide only modest light -- less than the votive candle we placed next to it. Finally, the glass quickly became sooty, further limiting light transmission. Cleaning it from the inside is not easily done. Sorry, but we are returning it.
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Solid Brass Anchor Lamp
Peter McGarvey (02638, MA)
Excellent Anchor Brass Oil Lamp. Excellent for our vacation home on Cape Cod and our Nautical Theme and also perfect for power outages that often happen without warning. Made of solid Brass and actually gives off plenty of light as we tested in on New Years Eve 2012.