Oil lamps have been used for thousands of years as a source of light, and early lamps were made of materials such as shells, stones, and pottery. With the development of glassblowing techniques, glass oil lamps became more popular in the 4th century BC, and by the Middle Ages, they were widely used in households across Europe.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, oil lamps underwent a significant transformation, as new manufacturing techniques made it possible to create more elaborate and decorative designs. The use of whale oil as a fuel source also made lamps brighter and longer-lasting.
In the 20th century, the use of oil lamps declined with the rise of electric lighting. However, many people continue to appreciate the warmth and ambiance that oil lamps provide, and they remain a popular decorative item in homes today.
Wolfard Glassblowing Company is a family-owned business that has been creating hand-blown glass oil lamps since 1972. Their lamps are known for their elegant and timeless designs, and they are crafted using a unique blend of ancient and modern glassblowing techniques. With a dedication to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, Wolfard oil lamps continue to be a beloved choice for those seeking the beauty and warmth of oil lamps in their homes.