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French Brass Vintners Pigeon Lamp, French Brass Oil Lamp (A28)

French Brass Vintners Pigeon Lamp, French Brass Oil Lamp (A28)

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This is a French brass vintners oil lamp in a good used condition made by the French maker Olympe. This small French oil lamp has been polished to a lovely finish and would suit a country style home or cottage or be great on a barge or boat. These style of lamps were traditionally used by 'Vintners' (French wine makers), in wine cellars where there would not have been power for lighting. These could be easily lit and then hung on hooks in the walls using the small handle. You just add any type of lamp oil to the wadding inside the base and then the wick can be lit. The wick is wound up and down using the handle on the side. These were marketed as the safest lamps at the time as if they were tipped over the oil didn't spill out. This is the subject of the French writing on the front. These are known as Pigeon lamps after the original company who made them. I'm not sure how old this one will be, probably 30-40 years. See webiste for more French items for your home or garden. All the items I sell are used or vintage and will show signs of a previous life. This is part of their unique French shabby chic appeal.
There is no loose liquid in this for posting.

height 23cm-24cm
base diameter 7.5cm
weight 250 grammes

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