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Medieval lighting. The bell jar lantern has a design firmly rooted in medieval lighting styles. Evidence of metal used to make the lamps has been documented from the Dark Ages through the Renaissance.
As glass became more accessible over time, lamps became more popular. Leonardo da Vinci was the first to capture a flame inside a glass chimney, which was fitted to a water-filled glass globe.
The beauty and proportions of the bell jar lanterns shown here add just the right amounts of scale and grandeur to this hallway.