Hanging lamp - Brass, Opaline - Late 19th century

Hanging lamp - Brass, Opaline - Late 19th century

The petroleum lamp was introduced in 1859. The lamp worked on kerosene (petroleum) and created more light than the older oil lamp. Around 1880 the lamp was widely distributed. This pendant lamp, also called Lampe Belge, dates from the beginning of the 20th century. It was made by the firm Lempereur & Bernard. This company was founded in 1867 by Joseph Lempereur and his brother-in-law Lambert Bernard in Herstal v Liège.

L&B started making oil lamps around 1883, the lights were quickly
known on the name "Lampe Belge" The sun in the middle of the label became the typical feature of this duo. During World War I the lamps were wildly successful.

The green opaline hood with white beads and the opaline smoke catcher are original. It is equipped with electrical wiring and functions with glow or LED lamp.

Lot details
Hanging lamp
Brass, Opaline
Manufacturer/ Brand
Lempereur & Bernard, Liège
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
75×50×50 cm
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