Fairy Lamps, Elegance in Candle Lighting

Bob & Pat Ruf

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Candle powered "fairy lamps" made Victorian and Edwardian homes glow with light, and make modern collectors glow with nostalgia. Over 800 lamps made from 1880 through the 1930s are shown in full color in this new book. The lamps range from the simplest examples given out with boxes of candles to the most extravagant chandelier assemblages made for lords, rajahs, and royalty.As part of the fascinating history of lighting devices and fuels, this work draws upon many primary sources to trace the development of fairy lamps, and catalog examples that can be found on today's market. It provides an indispensable resource for collectors and dealers, of lighting devices, pottery, and art glass.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 802 color photos | Price Guide | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780887409752

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Bob and Pat Ruf, of Reno, Nevada, are experienced teachers, researchers, and antique dealers. They apply their skills to the never-ending search for fairy lamps.