Fairy lamps are candle-burning lights. Their popularity peaked during the Victorian era. Fairy lamps are both functional, providing a little light to dark areas, and highly decorative to decorate the most elaborate table setting or gala. This rare antique jeweled fairy lamp has a ormolu filigree body 12 faceted jewels. Fancy highly engraved plate with handle. Makes a very exoctic mood light with a candle or tea light. Featured here with a battery operated tea light. Candle area 2 1/2 inches in diameter. 3 1/2 in diameter including handle. 3 3/4 inches high.