Seller: great_art999 (140) 99.3%, Location: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182363300892 ANTIQUE IRON HANDMADE ELEPHANT FIGURE OIL LAMP FROM INDIA SIZE 17 CMS An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and continues to this day, although not commonly anymore. They are often associated with stories in which rubbing an oil lamp would summon a genie dwelling in it, like seen in Aladdin.Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to candles before the use of electric lights. Starting in 1780 the Argand lamp quickly replaced other oil lamps still in their basic ancient form. These in turn were replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850. In small towns and rural areas the latter continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were finally electrified and light bulbs could be used.Most modern lamps (such as fueled lanterns) have been replaced by gas-based or petroleum-based fuels to operate when emergency non-electric light is required. As such, oil lamps of today are primarily used for the particular ambience they produce, or in rituals and religious ceremonies. I offer a combine shipping discont 10% for each additional item. Please request me for total invoice when you've finished the last item you want to buy or make a payment for all of your items in one time. I accept PAY pal only. we are only give 10% discount combing shipping please not request more discount thanksItem will ship within 2-3 day after payment. You will receive an email once shipped. Payment must be made within 3 days after the auction ends.If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact me. I'll do my best to help you. Please contact me before leaving negative or neutral feedback, giving me a chance to resolve your problem.Thank you for your interested in my product.