why this product

Founded in 1884, this Swedish lighting company is dedicated to creating lamp fixtures and lighting that are faithful to the designs and manufacturing processes of the 1880s through to the 1930s. Their products are made with original machines from the time period.

This small brass and glass lamp is designed after handheld candlesticks and kerosene lamps of the late 19th century, before the use of electricity. The clear glass base creates an elegant transparency that allows you to monitor the changing level of oil while the lamp is lit. A glass tube protects the cotton wick and flame when lit.

use & care

For best results, high quality kerosene is recommended in these lamps. If pure kerosene is used, a little soot and smell will be produced. Always keep kerosene in the oil vessel and keep the cloth wick soaked with kerosene at all times, even when not in use. If a moist wick is maintained, your lamp, including its wick, should last a lifetime (the wick doesn’t burn; only the kerosene).

It is important to keep the wick just above the edge of the brass burner. If the wick is too high the flame will reach an undesired height, which creates soot in the glass tube that will burn the wick.

The lamp can be cleaned by using a damp cloth. The glass tube can be washed in water and a mild detergent if needed. 

production & design

Based in Karlskrona, in the southern tip of Sweden, this lighting company is run by a husband-wife team that continues to carry on the family business begun by their ancestors 130 years ago. Their entire catalogue is based on designs from the 1880s to the 1930s, and the products are made with original machinery that has been with the company since its founding. Around 12 workers are involved in the manufacture of their products, and no computerized or automated machines are used.

about the designer

Swedish Brass Oil Lamp (Glass Base)

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Portable kerosene lamp for tabletop or handheld use. Clear glass base with brass burner and flat cotton wick. Upper glass tube protects the flame. Made in Sweden since 1884. Also available in Brass. 

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    9.5" high (24 cm)

    Cotton wick

    Made in

    Key points
    - Kerosene lamp for handheld or tabletop use
    - Made on original machinery in a Swedish factory in operation since 1884
    - Glass base allows you to monitor how much kerosene remains

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283919

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