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18" GRANDEUR Antique ROMAN LEGION EAGLE Bronze OIL LAMPS w/ Atlas Holding World

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Seller: postmark67 (1,578) 100%, Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Ships to: US, Item: 112193066908 **** SCROLL DOWN To VIEW ALL Additional PHOTOS of this ITEM **** **** **** **** **** From Our Collection of Authentic Antique Bronze Oil Lamps EXTRAVAGANT, GRANDEUR, ANTIQUE, 'GRAND TOUR' BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION EAGLE with SNAKES Holding Matched Pair of OIL LAMPS with OWL FINIALS Mounted on GRANDIOSE, ELABORATE STAND ~ Consisting of Two Hanging, Double-Font Bronze Roman Oil Lamps, each with an Owl (with spread wings), Finial / Lid ~ suspended on the Lamp's Chains held by 2 withering Snakes that are clutched in the beak of a Roman Legion Eagle (with it's Wings spread outward), clutching a Bundle of Coiled Lightening Bolts ~ and perched on the top of a Globe held on the shoulders of Atlas, who is standing on top of a Rotunda supported by 6 Columns... of which in the center of these Columns is a seated 'hoof-legged' Pan ("Spirit of the Forest" in Greek Mythology), playing a Flute, with the base of the Rotunda being supported by 3 Winged Lions each having one leg with paw ~ with a Turtle positioned in the center of the Lions ~ resting upon a very ornate, sculptured, tiered base which is supported by 3 Furry Satyr Legs with Split Hoofs ~ Also present are the Original oil burner's Cleaning Tools (Barbed pointed Metal Tweezers along with a Contoured Metal Pick), suspended on Chains from one of the Snake's Tails (positioned in front of the Eagle) ~ This elaborate Lamp was made to be sold to a very wealthy Tourist during the 'Grand Tour' of Europe after the ruins of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculean were discovered and uncovered during the 1700's thru the mid 1800's ~ Measuring Approximately 18-1/2 inches high x 10 inches wide x 7 inches deep ~ mx-5901~ ITEM # lamp-142 ~ **** NO RESERVE!! **** ~ Look Over the Additional Photos Provided Below as they are part of the Description ~ This Hugh, Extraordinary, 'One-of-a-Kind', Antique Oil Lamp shows some wear commensurate with age & use yet remains in Very-Nice, Functional Condition overall... and It Will make an Excellent, Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Fantastic Gift!!! EXQUISITE ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMPS such as this type would have been owned only by the most wealthiest & elite Roman Class, for centuries ~ being copied in style mostly from the Greeks. Ranging vastly in size and styles, these Oil Lamps required wicks, and burned such fuels as animal fat & olive oil. Oil Lamps were safer than candles, actually produced a brighter flame, and were cheaper to burn. Terra Cotta Oil Lamps (some being made in exquisite art forms, embossed, painted, etc.) were cheap to produce, but the main problem was that they broke. Oil Lamps of all sizes and shapes were the main source of producing light for thousands of years before electricity came about... thus Oil Lamps were an important part of each individual and for home / villa life. Beautiful Bronze & Brass Oil lamps were produced in Greece and Rome in hundreds of different Styles, Sizes, and Shapes ~ often enhanced with various symbols or images of gods, animals & scripture. During the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum and many villas throughout the surrounding areas, hundreds of thousands of Roman Artifacts were easily uncovered from the 13 to 20 feet of ash and pumice that had covered these areas for centuries ever since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Systematic excavations of these areas began in 1738 thru 1750, with news of the discovery of ancient cities spreading throughout all of Europe. Enterprising entrepreneurs realizing the potential tourist market ~ created adventurous journeys through Europe that became known as the Grand Tours, in which the more aristocratic & intellectually curious European Tourist traveled to Naples (the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour), to see what all the excitement was about ~ purchasing thousands of uncovered artifacts as souvenirs to take back home as elegant conversation pieces. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the famous Italian volcano Vesuvius erupted several times again spurning additional interest and additional Grand Tours ~ though on smaller scales. ~ Illustrated publications documenting the finds uncovered years before (during the 1700's) ~ created a rage for these Rare Antiquities that became a major tourist industry throughout the 19th century. ~ When the demand for the actual artifacts through sales to the many tourist depleted the originals, Entrepreneurs and Craftsman made and sold exact Roman Replicas such as this Lamp to the public ~ **** CHECK OUT our Other AUCTIONS - as we Will Always COMBINE SHIPPING (When Possible) on Multiple Purchases **** BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RELATED ITEMS!!!! THANKS AGAIN! **** **** **** **** The Great Northwest Trading Company - Est. 1976 Material: Bronze

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