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3 Spout Brass Lucerna Oil Fat Lamp With Tools and Shade


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 728709
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Lucerna lamps were commonly used throughout the Mediterranean from Spain to as far East as India, and as far North as Russia. Their popularity peaked during the 19th century. The most common number of fonts is three although examples with one two, and four fonts, and a variety of ornamentation can be found. Generally the tools attached are a pick, tweezers, snuffer, and ash bucket. This lamp has all of it's original tools. Wicks are dyed red to resemble flame, and are unlit. It's original shade is still attached and adjusts to a variety of positions. Whale oil and other types of melted fat were commonly used. A charming and fully functioning piece, it measures 20.5" tall by 6" across, and weighs 3 pounds.