The courting lamp was used when a young man would call upon a young lady. The father of the girl would choose how much oil to put in, depending on how long he wanted the date to last. When the lamp went out, the date was over and the young man took his leave. It's a beautiful piece with a lovely story, and will enhance a mantel, a porch, or dining table for generations to come with its warm glow! An original Shirley Pewter piece that we produce in our Middlebury, Vermont workshop.
Lamp measures 4 3/4" high x 2 3/4" wide. Globe is 8 1/2" high. The courting lamp holds 4 ounces of oil. Replacement wick for the courting lamp is 89-064-0444 - Shirley Replacement Wick. Replacement glass globe for the courting lamp is 89-064-3121.