Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some antique brass-ware on sale, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A coconut oil burning hanging brass lamp.

A brass vessel to carry milk.

A portable betel chew grinder.

A brass lamp to carry any potable liquid.

A glass 'Bubble- lamp' used in the Dutch period. The glass jar was half filled with vegetable oil. A floating wick in the centre was lit to provide illumination.