Vintage Brass Bird Shaped Oil and Wick Lamp On Chain

This oil prayer lamp hand casted in solid brass is a work of art and is more than 50 years old.

The oil once filled into the body of the bird drops from the lions mouth drop by drop to keep the wick moist and the lamp stays lit as long as the oil lasts. 

The oil is filled by turning it upside down and opening the bottom chain, filling the oil and closing it back. Once straightened, the oil drops onto the wick drop by drop.

Suspended on a brass chain with birds to chain the links, this oil lamp is a beautiful piece and has been designed and hand casted by artisans in Uttar pradesh, India using the age old traditional art of lamp making. 

Size : 46 cm length with chain and without opening of bottom chain.

Size of the brass bird only without chain : 18 cm x 14 cm 

Weight : 1.3 kilograms ( 1300 grams) 

Care: Please do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean or polish this item to retain the antique nature. Please clean with a slightly damp or dry soft cloth.