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French Pigeon Lamp, Brass Vintners Lamp, Brass Oil Lamp (A41)

French Pigeon Lamp, Brass Vintners Lamp, Brass Oil Lamp (A41)

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This is a small 23cm high French handheld brass vintners (wine makers) oil lamp 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; it is in a good used condition as shown. This is an old lamp so may have the odd bump or other signs of age, see all pictures for full description. These styles 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 maybe more. All the items we sell are used or vintage and will show signs of a previous life. This is part of their unique French shabby chic appeal. See our vintage brocante shop selling over 300 unique, vintage and up cycled French finds for your home and garden, all sourced from markets across France. There is no liquid in this for posting.

height 23.5cm
base diameter 8cm
unboxed weight 300 grammes

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