19th Cent Shepherd's Horn Lantern

19th Cent Shepherd's Horn Lantern

Code: 12884


W: 17cm (6.7")H: 47cm (18.5")D: 17cm (6.7")


Very fine 19th cent English Shepherd's Lantern in very good condition.

It has 3 x panelled windows (one opens as a door). All the original horn is in place and windows are still good and strong

Door hinges and original candle sconce are intact also. The roof has 3 x dormer windows with 7 hole vents. The carrying handle is a solid ring hanging above the fluted tin heat guard. Everything is original.

The base is intact. The side windows have vertical struts. The word 'Lantern' derived from 'LANT HORN' when hand lamp windows were made from cow's horn. When you light these early lanterns you are recreating the sulphur yellow lantern light of lambing in a sheep fold.

These lanterns are rarely seen now in such good condition.