[Ancientartifacts] Re: A friend of mine purchased this lamp...

Hi Kim,

It seems your friend has approached more than one person for an answer. Cameron Day asked about this lamp on his behalf some time ago. This was the eBay page referenced:

Although the images your friend has now provided are much better than the eBay images, the points I raised in my reply to Cameron remain: the rendering of the face does not quite appear to be ancient, the filling-hole looks a little small for the type, and the colour of the slip does not quite correspond with its expected origin (typically Italy or Egypt). The handle also raises suspicion; it looks like a moulded handle yet is rendered in the style of those which were separately applied.

It is very difficult to be definitive based only on images but I am dubious of its authenticity. I would tend to agree with Ken. It does look very much like the kind of lamps produced in Naples (the so-called "Naples Group") in the late 19th and early 20th century; both the style and, in particular, the slip are reminiscent of those reproductions. On these much of the slip and the carbon residue were typically painted or stained on and a little acetone might resolve any doubts.

David K.

Henty & Jackson - Ancient Lamps

RomQ Reference Collection of Ancient Lamps


--- In Ancientartifacts@yahoogroups.com, Kim Ghobrial <euroburms@...> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a friend who needs an answer to whether or not this lamp is real or fake and the
> reasons why you believe it to be either real or fake.
> I've added the photos under Shared Photos section, Kim's Collection
> http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ancientartifacts/photos/browse/8cea?c=
> Kim


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