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« on: February 15, 2021, 07:25:13 pm »

I acquired an interesting oil lamp today from an estate.  It measures approximately 8 centimeters by 6 centimeters.  It is  decorated with a winged creature which looks to me to have a human body and a bird's head.  Any help with identifying this lamp and the creature would be appreciated.  Pogh_poor


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 03:30:17 pm »

I hope the experts weigh in, but I am afraid that I find the style and "patina" worrying.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 03:44:24 pm »

I have to agree, it looks "off" to me as well.  Any evidence of discoloration on the spout from being lit?
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 09:35:26 pm »

I'm afraid this lamp is certainly a tourist-grade fake. Probably from Syria.

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