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.
Roman History for your HomeRomans were not only a force to reckoned with on land but also at sea. Many great seafarers could be found among the people of this proud ancient superpower. Seamen could be, just like today, venture out the ocean under military order or on civil behalf, for example fishermen. Everything coming out of the sea was highly valued by the Romans people. Especially the fish and other critters. Fish were brought from the shores to the cities in large water tanks, so they would not spoil while on their way. That caused high prices for many fish and transformed them into luxury items and delicacies. Thus, it should not come as a surprise that you would also find depictions of the creatures of the sea on objects of daily life such as lamps and more.
Lamps decorated like that were mostly used by fishermen or fishmongers. But also private citizens used them from time to time.
If you too feel a special bind to the sea and its inhabitants and enjoy antiquity as well, then do not hesitate and become the owner of this oil lamp today! Facts and Details
- Weight: 240 grams
- Made from clay
- Modeled after a real archaeological find
- dated back to the 1st or 2nd century A.D.
- Just use vegetable oils!
- High quality materials
- Comes with wicks included
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