Earthenware kerosene lamp

Regular price €668,95
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The story

This authentic earthenware kerosene lamp dates from the end of the 19th century, shortly after its invention in Poland and it still works. But it is rather its very decorative aspect that caught our attention, as well as the small page of history it evokes. Indeed, during the 2nd world war, France was sometimes deprived of electricity, particularly in the countryside. So to enlighten the French have resorted to the candle and … to the kerosene lamp, which thus experienced a second life. – This superb earthenware oil lamp dates from the end of the 19th century. Its polychrome decoration of a bird moving in the middle of flowers in a vegetation is very exotic. The frame is made of brass and the glass fireplace is original. Invented by the Polish pharmacist Ignacy Lukasiewicz in 1853, the kerosene lamp is a luminaire made up of a reservoir containing kerosene (petroleum distillate), which rises towards the spout thanks to a wick. The whole is topped by a glass fireplace. The kerosene lamp replaced the oil lamp, which itself was invented in this form in 1780.

Stories do not necessarily correspond to reality. They are only given to illustrate a possible context of origin.

Additional Information

Weight 3.30 lbs
Dimensions 7.87 × 19.68 in
MATERIAL

Earthenware

PERIOD

End 19th century

CONDITION

Good condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

 

SKU: GI20-220

Earthenware kerosene lamp

Earthenware kerosene lamp

Regular price €668,95
Sale price €668,95 Regular price
Unit price