Mary and Malcolm
Phone 0113 262 1201
Lighting accessories are important considerations for re-enactors. Except for the wealthy, lanterns and candleholders were made by local artisans with the materials to hand and individual skills. There is no standard for any item, just general trends, except that glass paned lanterns are NOT authentic for period use..
Horn paned lanterns give a beautiful glow from the lit candle inside. Every pane is different in colour, thickness and texture, each lantern is unique. What's even better is that horn is virtually unbreakable, which is why such lanterns were used into the 20th century in milking parlours and the like - until safe overhead electric lighting was installed.
Archaeological finds and contemporary records are the best guides.
We're happy to send pictures of some of the items we've made and quote for your requirements.
Most of the metal is reclaimed, the copper is not shiny but it will polish beautifully.
EXAMPLE PRICES AND STYLES
Lanterns, C14th inspired
Simple lanterns are cylindrical with a conical top and open front. There is a ring on the top and a socket for a candle.
|Simple Copper lanterns app 25cm high||£30.00|
|Simple Steel lanterns app 25cm high||£25.00|
paned lanterns (to order)
15th Tankard Lantern (as drawing on Policy page)
C14th copper lantern
C 17th steel lantern
Ask for photographs of two versions we've made, 'Chester' and 'Blakesley' or send your own ideas for assessment.
CANDLE AND RUSHLIGHT HOLDERS
Tripod Sockets (Roman British) approx 8" high
Combined Nip/Socket or Pricket, three or four metal feet or long base, approx 16" tall.
We've been asked for thin polished plates of horn
to refurbish collectors' lanthorns.
We're happy to prepare these to order, please ask.
Authentic Period Candles