Dating oil lamps
A lamp is a device that holds and burns fuel, typically oil, as a means of producing light.
Although oil lamps have taken on a variety of shapes and sizes throughout history, the basic required components are a wick, fuel, a reservoir for fuel, and an air supply to maintain a flame.
Wealthy families used and displayed lamps made of metal, a higher quality material, lamps with intricate or exotic imagery, and lamps with multiple nozzles which burned more fuel, making the lamp more costly.
Clay lamps were manufactured using a number of methods.
Noblemen used lamps to light their paths when they or their guests were out after dark.