Yellow Garage dealer Alice Bagwell of Willow Green Antiques presents this iron double pan crusie lamp with an attached hanging hook. Double bowl crusie lamps were also called a phoebe. Cruise lamps have their origins in Ireland or Scotland and were brought to America by immigrants. In their day, the Crusie was used by filling the top pan with grease, animal fat or oil as the fuel for a cloth wick. The wick either floated in the bowl or hung out of the spout. The bottom bowl was used to catch the drippings. When lit, the crusie provided a dim smokey light. This phoebe lamp has an interesting design that creates an intricate repeating pattern when nested. The result creates a much more decorative look than the generally plain varieties that are more commonly available. This double pan crusie would be a valuable addition to any utilitarian wrought iron collector or to anyone looking for a unique antique decorative element to hang next to the fireplace.
Dimensions: 9” Tall Overall 2 3\4” Pan Diameter
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