Oil lamps Warning
The lamp must be kept out of the reach of children when it is ready for operation, burning and extinguished. In the past, several deaths and serious lung injuries have been recorded nationwide in children who have drunk lamp oil or sucked on the wicks. Synthetic lamp oils, which are commercially available, cause severe to fatal poisoning of the lungs when inhaled, which can easily happen if swallowed or spat out, even in the smallest quantities. As there is no possibility to produce a child safety lock according to DIN 14059 for historical lamps, we would like to point out to our customers that they have to be supervised. The following oils have been tested and found suitable: sunflower oil, olive oil, nut oil and rapeseed oil.
The Power of the Stars
Oil lamps used to be the staple of artificial lighting during antiquity and beyond. They were cheap and relatively easy to manufacture, not expensive to fuel and provided the owner with a sufficient amount of brightness.
Apart from its practical uses it also comes along with a great level of beauty and detail. Romans in the olden days had a similar perception of zodiac signs as we do today. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that you find images of these signs on many objects of daily life. Including oil lamps. The one at hand depicts the sign of Libra. Should you be a Libra yourself then this is the lamp for you. But it also makes for great present for collectors of ancient replicas as well as for other Libras. Additionally to that it not only functions as an element of decoration but also as a viable source of lighting.
- Made only of high quality raw materials
- Width: 10,7 cm
- Height: 7,5 cm
- Weight: 200 gr
- Color: Terracotta / black
- Comes with a wick included
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