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ANTIQUE BRONZE ROMAN OIL LAMPS influenced by GREEK MYTHOLOGY ~ Items # lamp-143 & 144

(These & Additional ROMAN Oil Lamps Posted Below)

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ROMAN BRONZE & BRASS OIL LAMPS

were for the most part owned by the wealthier 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 antique styles and reproductions of antiquities that became a major tourist industry throughout the 19th century. 

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ANTIQUE, LARGE, NEO-CLASSICAL, GRAND TOUR, INCISED HEAVY BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEIAN VILLA, HANGING OIL LAMP with Sea Monster Head Handle, Decorative Pedestal Base, and with Decorative Incised Chain (as Shown in Photos Provided Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 9 inches long x 3 inches wide x 4 inches high ~ 16-3/4 inches overall hanging ~ mx-636 ~ ITEM # lamp-007 ~ ($650.)

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ANTIQUE, NEO-CLASSICAL, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR HEAVY BRASS, HANGING OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, with Pedestal Base ~ 19th CENTURY AD. ~ Design & Style Based on the aspects of the Roman Empire and its many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Decorated with a Peacock Lid, and frontal Swan for Hanging Chain Attachment, with Palmetto Leaves on the bottom (as Shown in Photos Provided Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-1/2 inches x 2-7/8 inches x 3-1/8 inches high ~ mx-324 ~ ITEM # lamp-014 ~ ($750.) ~ * SOLD *

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII SOLDIER'S FOOT & SANDAL, OIL LAMP ~ This type of small and sturdy Oil Lamp would have likely been the type carried by a Roman Soldier due to it's convenient size, and shape, and the significance of the Roman Soldier Sandal Motif ~ (Note: Ring on back would have made it easy to wear around neck or tie/attach to equipment pack) ~ Lamp measures approximately 5-3/8 inches x 1-13/16 inches x 1-1/2 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-663 ~ ITEM # lamp-015 ~ ($450.)

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ANTIQUE, ROMAN POMPEII BRONZE OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ 8-1/2 inches x 2-1/2 inches x 5-5/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-045 ~ ITEM # lamp-017 ~ ($550.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, HANGING OIL LAMP with Horse-Head Handle ~ 3-5/8 inches x 1-5/8 inches x 2-3/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-151 ~ ITEM # lamp-018 ~ ($400.)

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AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL & MYSTERIOUS, ANTIQUE, HEAVY BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, with Pedestal Base ~ Design & Style influenced by Greek Mythology adopted by the Roman Empire, along with many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Much detail on this Lamp including the head of the immortal Horse Arion (mythically endowed with speech), on a long neck, with the back of the neck decorated with a vertical feathered wing ~ Under the head of the Horse, at the bottom of the neck, is the head of Pan (Spirit of the Forest in Greek Mythology), with his long pointed ears and beard of leaves ~ The Bowl being covered with a cap with a handle in the shape of a Classic Greek Woman's head known as Hera (queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage and empires in Greek Mythology) ~ Between the Fonts is the head of the Cretan Bull (who carried away Europa, and who Pasiphae fell in love with giving birth to Minotaur),  with Palmetto Leaves on each side ~ The entire composition being held on one leg on the bottom of which expands into a Pedestal consisting of 16 fingers with claws, mounted upon on a square base  (as Shown in the Photos Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-3/4 inches x 3 inches x 5-1/2 inches high ~ mx-137 ~ ITEM # lamp-019 ~ ($15,000.)

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FANTASTIC PAIR of EXTRA-LARGE, ANTIQUE,  BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEIIAN VILLA GRAND TOUR OIL LAMPS with Greek god APOLLO FINIALS,  with Pedestal Bases ~ with Entwined Cobra Snake Handles on back side (as Shown in Photos Below) ~ This Pair is based on the examples found during the excavation of Pompeii during the 1700's ~ Fantastic Detail ~ Unusual to have a Matching pair & both with Figural Lids ~ Measuring 14 inches x 7-3/8 x 10-7/8 inches high ~ (25-3/4 inches High on Pedestal Bases) ~ Apollo Finals Measuring 7-1/2 inches ~ mx-0011 ~ ITEMS # lamp-020 & # lamp-021 ~ ($15,000.)

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ANTIQUE, NEO-CLASSICAL, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, HEAVY BRASS, OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, with Pedestal Base ~ 19th CENTURY AD. ~ Design & Style Based on the aspects of the Roman Empire and its many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Decorated with a Peacock Lid, and frontal Swan for Hanging Chain Attachment, with Palmetto Leaves on the bottom (as Shown in Photos Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-3/4 inches x 2-7/8 inches x 3 inches high ~ mx-004 ~ ITEM # lamp-031 ~ ($750.) * SOLD *

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMP with Horse-Head Handle ~ 4-5/8 inches x 2-1/16 inches x 3-1/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-002 ~ ITEM # lamp-044 ~ ($400.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN 2-FONT HANGING OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ with Twin Ornate Swan Chain attachment mounts ~ 4-1/4 inches x 2 inches x 1-7/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-15 ~ ITEM # lamp-045 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN HANGING OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ 3-5/8 inches x 2-3/8 inches x 1-3/8 inches high ~7-1/2" overall with Chain ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-16 ~ ITEM # lamp-047 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, 'GRAND TOUR' ROMAN / GREEK OIL LAMP STAND with OWL, VINES & LEAVES MOTIF, Mounted with TWIN  2-FONT BRONZE OIL LAMPS ~ Measuring Approximately 9 inches x 7 inches ~ mx-073 ~ ITEM # lamp-053 ~ ($950.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, 'GRAND TOUR' ROMAN / GREEK FOOTED HANGING 2-FONT 'GARGOYLE' OIL LAMP ~ Measuring Approximately 4-1/2 inches x 2-3/4 inches x 3-3/4 inches high ~ 10-3/4 inches including chain ~ mx-54 ~ ITEM # lamp-054 ~ ($450.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN LEGION 2-Font OIL LAMP ~ with the Roman Legion Eagle embossed on Lid ~ Mounted on a revolving 'turntable' base ~ Measuring Approximately 6-3/4 inches x 3-1/8 inches x 3-3/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-331 ~ ITEM # lamp-061 ~ ($10,000.)

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ANTIQUE, ROMAN BRONZE 2-FONT OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ This type of small and sturdy Oil Lamp would have been the type carried by a Roman Soldier due to it's convenient size and small amount of fuel needed ~ (Note: some of the photos below show what looks like a small hole at the front of the lamp, which actually is a molded loop for the purpose of attaching a chain as shown by the last photo below using a replacement bronze chain for effect) ~ Measuring approximately 2-3/8 inches x 1-5/8 inches x 1-3/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-09 ~ ITEM # lamp-062  ~ ($150.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN, GRAND TOUR, OIL LAMP with Horse-Head Handle ~ Measuring Approximately 5 inches x 1-3/4 inches x 3-5/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-291 ~ ITEM # lamp-063 ~ ($400.)

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LARGE, ANTIQUE, NEO-CLASSICAL, ROMAN POMPEII, GRAND TOUR, HEAVY BRASS, OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, and Pedestal Base ~ Design & Style Based on the aspects of the Roman Empire and its many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Decorated with a Greek style Motif, with Scrolls, and Palmetto Leaves on the bottom (as Shown in Photos Provided Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 6-7/8 inches x 4-3/4 inches x 3-5/8 inches high ~ mx-461 ~ ITEM # lamp-072 ~ ($750.)

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LARGE, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII VILLA, 2-Font OIL LAMP with Ornate Pedestal base ~ Measuring Approximately 9 inches x 6 inches x 7-3/4 inches high ~ Weight: 3.5 lbs. ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-034 ~ ITEM # lamp-076 ~ ($750.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN 2-FONT, HANGING OIL LAMP with Dormouse FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 3-5/16 inches x 1-9/16 inches x 1-3/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-672 ~ ITEM # lamp-081 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMP of BOREAS (The North Wind in Greek Mythology) ~ 3-1/8 inches x 1-3/8 inches x 1-5/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-26 ~ ITEM # lamp-082 ~ ($350.) ~ * SOLD *

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ANTIQUE, HEAVY BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII HANGING OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, with Pedestal Base, with Swan or Crane Final and frontal Swan for Hanging Chain Attachment ~ as Shown in the (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-5/8 inches x 2-1/2 inches x 2-1/4 inches high ~ mx-774 ~ ITEM # lamp-086 ~ ($650.)

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ANTIQUE, NEO-CLASSICAL, GRAND TOUR, HEAVY BRASS, ROMAN POMPEII HANGING OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS  ~ Design & Style Based on the aspects of the Roman Empire and its many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Decorated with a frontal Swan for Hanging Chain Attachment, with Palmetto Leaf Handle ~as Shown in the (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-1/2 inches x 2-7/8 inches x 2-3/4 inches high ~ mx-324 ~ ITEM # lamp-087 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE ROMAN OIL LAMP Mounted on ORNATE BRONZE STAND Decorated with GRIFFIN HEAD and Pointed STAR with FACE ~ Measuring Approximately 9-1/2 inches x 4-3/4 inches x 11 inches high ~ mx-123 ~ ITEM # lamp-091 ~ $1,200. ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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FANTASTIC, VERY-DECORATIVE, ANTIQUE, ENGRAVED-BRONZE / BRASS, GRECO / ROMAN POMPEII 2-FONT STANDING OIL LAMP  with DRAGON HEAD HANDLE ~ and Complete with 3 Tools (Tweezers, Flame Snuffer & Pick) ~  Ornate Base ~ Measuring Approximately 20-1/2 inches x 5-1/4 inches x 4-1/2 inches ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-003 ~ ITEM # lamp-092 ~ ($350.)

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BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII 'GRAND TOUR' FOOTED, HANGING OIL LAMP ~ with Griffin perched on top of handle ~ with Pedestal Base ~ 5-1/4 inches x 2-1/2 inches x 4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-65 ~ ITEM # lamp-093 ~ ($350.)

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CLASSIC, ANTIQUE, BRONZE / BRASS, GRECO / ROMAN POMPEII 3-FONT, STANDING OIL LAMP ~ Complete with 3-Tools (Wick Scissors, Pick & Flame-Snuffer) ~  Measuring Approximately 22-1/4 inches x 5 inches x 5 inches ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-07 ~ ITEM # lamp-094 ~ ($250.)

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FABULOUS, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, GREEK /ROMAN POMPEII GRECO 2-FONT 'WHALE' ~ or ~ 'FISH' STANDING OIL LAMP ~ with Scallop Shell Deflector / Reflector attached to center rod with ornate Dolphin ~ Footed Base ornamented  with Decorative Scallop Shells ~ Complete with 4 Tools ~ Measuring Approximately 21-5/8 inches x 10 inches x 7-1/4 inches ~ Hinged Fish's Mouth Opens for adding Oil to Lamp ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-622 ~ ITEM # lamp-095 ~ ($1,500.)

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FANTASTIC, VERY-DECORATIVE, ANTIQUE, ENGRAVED-BRONZE / BRASS, GRECO / ROMAN POMPEII 4-FONT, STANDING OIL LAMP ~  Sculptured Base ~ Measuring Approximately 21 inches x 7 inches x 7 inches ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-071 ~ ITEM # lamp-097 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN FOOTED HANGING OIL LAMP with FACE OF PAN with his pointed ears (Pan or Paein was the Greek god of the mountain wilds or the Forest, and companion of the nymphs), with LION FACE / HEAD mounted on the Handle ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/16 inches x 1-3/8 inches x 3-1/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-003 ~ ITEM # lamp-098 ~ ($450.)

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ANCIENT, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII OIL LAMP with Sea Monster Handle ~ with Relief on top of two people, one pouring water into pedestal based basin ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/4 inches x 2 inches x 2-3/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-003 ~ ITEM # lamp-099 ~ ($350.)

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ANCIENT, HEAVY BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII FOOTED, OIL LAMP ~ Measuring Approximately 2-5/16 inches x 1-7/16 inches x 1-5/16 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-531~ ITEM # lamp-100 ~ ($250.)

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ORNATE, ANTIQUE, SILVER, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR FOOTED, OIL LAMP with FACE OF AEOLUS (a Greek god of the wind),  mounted beneath the Handle ~ Measuring Approximately 5-3/4 inches x 2-1/2 inches x 4-1/2 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-871 ~ ITEM # lamp-101 ~ ($750.)

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UNIQUE, ANTIQUE, WORLD TOUR, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, FOOTED, BRONZE / BRASS, 2-FONT, OIL LAMP ~ Ornamented with Face of Apollo (a Greek god of light, and the sun, and truth, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and more... being the son of Zeus & Leto),  mounted with a Finger-Grip Handle under the Palmetto Leaf  ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/2 inches x 2-1/8 inches x 3-3/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-231 ~ ITEM # lamp-106 ~ ($250.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, BULL HEAD, FOOTED, 2-FONT,  OIL LAMP ~ with Lion Head on top of handle ~ with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 5 inches x 3 inches x 2-3/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-913 ~ ITEM # lamp-109 ~ ($450.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII BULL HEAD, FOOTED, 2-FONT, HANGING OIL LAMP ~ with Lion Head on top of handle ~ with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 4-3/4 inches x 3 inches x 3-1/4 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-913 ~ ITEM # lamp-110 ~ ($450.) ~ Sale Pending w/Ron B. 03/20/15 *

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FANTASTIC, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII 2 Font OIL LAMP with Peacock Finial, with Palmetto Leaf Handle, and with Palmetto Leaves on the bottom of the Lamp ~ Mounted on an ORNATE FLUTED & SPIRAL STAND with RAM'S HEAD BASE with 3 HOOFED LEGS ~ Measuring Approximately 14 inches x 4-5/8 inches x 4-5/8 inches ~ mx-028 ~ ITEM # lamp-111 ~ ($2,750.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, HANGING OIL LAMP with 3 FONTS, and Ornate Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-5/8 inches x 3-5/8 inches x 1-7/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-511 ~ ITEM # lamp-112 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR,  BRONZE, 2-FONT,  HANGING OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-3/4 inches x 2-1/2 inches x 1-3/8 inches high ~ 7-1/2" overall with Chain ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-96 ~ ITEM # lamp-114 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, 2-FONT,  HANGING OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-5/8 inches x 2-3/8 inches x 1-3/8 inches high ~ 7-1/4" overall with Chain ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-96 ~ ITEM # lamp-115 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN, 2-FONT, HANGING OIL LAMP with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-3/8 inches x 1-5/8 inches x 1-1/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-96 ~ ITEM # lamp-116 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII HANGING OIL BURNER POT LAMP ~ Mounted with 3 BUSTS of a Roman Emperor with Cuirass Chain Mounts ~ and Ornate Flame/Heat Shield & hanger at top ~ This type of Oil Burner used to produce light in hallways & corridors ~ Measuring Approximately 9 inches x 3-1/4 inches ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-881 ~ ITEM # lamp-119 ~ ($450.)

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MAGNIFICENT, ANTIQUE, BRONZE / BRASS, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, 3-FONT, HANGING OIL LAMP with Ornate Pedestal Base ~ Eloquently Mounted with 3 Detailed Elephant Heads with the Elephant's Trunks serving as the Fonts, with Lion Heads (holding a Ring in their Mouths), each being mounted between the Elephant Heads ~ with 3 Swans on top of the Elephant Heads serving as the Chain Mounts ~ with a Larger Swan adorning the Lid on top ~ Measuring Approximately 6-1/2 inches x 5 inches high / 15-3/4 inches long overall length ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-122 ~ ITEM # lamp-122 ~ ($2,500.)

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LARGE, VILLA SIZE, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN, 3-FONT, OIL LAMP with Rear Reflector, with Improvised Base ~ Measuring Approximately 10-3/4 inches x 9 inches x 8-1/2 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-894 ~ ITEM # lamp-123 ~ ($950.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE ROMAN LEGION SOLDIER'S FOOT in SANDAL HANGING OIL LAMP ~ This type of Oil Lamp may have most likely been the type carried by a Roman Soldier due to it's symbolism of the Roman Soldier Sandal Motif ~ Lamp Measures Approximately 5-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches x 3 inches high ~ 12-1/2 inches hanging ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-531 ~ ITEM # lamp-136 ~ ($2,500.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, ROMAN POMPEII GRAND TOUR, HANGING OIL LAMP with 3 FONTS, and Ornate Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches x 1-7/8 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-63 ~ ITEM # lamp-137 ~ ($350.)

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ANTIQUE, BRONZE, 'GRAND TOUR' ROMAN / GREEK OIL LAMP STAND with VINES & LEAVES MOTIF, Mounted with TWIN SWANS, 2-FONT, BRONZE HANGING OIL LAMP ~ Measuring Approximately 10-1/4 inches x 5-1/4 inches x 4-1/8 inches ~ mx-011 ~ ITEM # lamp-138 ~ ($750.)

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EXTRAORDINARY HUGH ANTIQUE DECORATED BRONZE NEOCLASSICAL ROMAN OIL LAMP on ADJUSTABLE STAND ~ with OWL FIGURE Standing opposite of wick font ~ Profusely Decorated with Floral and Bearded Man Figures on Lamp and on Base ~ Lamp Swivels and moves up & down held by thumb-screw ~ Lamp itself Weighs 5 Pounds & Measures Approximately 8 inches x 4-1/2 inches x 5-1/2 inches high ~ Stand with Ornate Base Measures 6-3/4 inches x 6-3/4 inches x 23-1/2 inches high ~ (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-095 ~ ITEM # lamp-139 ~ ($2,500.)

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EXTRAVAGANT, ANTIQUE, 'GRAND TOUR' BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMPS with ELABORATE STAND ~ Consisting of Two Hanging, Double-Font Bronze Roman Oil Lamps, each with an Owl (with spread wings), Finial / Lid ~ with the Lamp's Chains held by 2 withering Snakes that are clutched in the beak of a Roman 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 was given the task of holding the heavens on his shoulders as punishment from Zeus for leading the Titans in their battle with the Olympian gods for control of the heavens), 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 (thus the name 'Pan Flute'), of which the base of the Rotunda is 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 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 ~  (Additional Photos Provided Below) ~ mx-5901~ ITEM # lamp-142 ~ ($20,000.)

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Items # lamp-143 & 144 EXTRAVAGANT, ANTIQUE, 'GRAND TOUR' BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMPS with ELABORATE STANDS ~

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EXQUISITE, ANTIQUE 'GRAND TOUR' BRONZE ROMAN 'SWAN' DOUBLE-FONT OIL LAMP Mounted on Fluted Column Stand  on Foliage covered tri-pod Base supported with Exotic Ram Heads with Hoof Legs  ~ Measuring 17-3/4 inches x 6-7/8 inches x 6-1/2 inches ~ ITEM # lamp-143 ~ ($3,000.)

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EXQUISITE, ANTIQUE 'GRAND TOUR' BRONZE ROMAN 'GARGOYLE' DOUBLE-FONT OIL LAMP Mounted on Fluted Column Stand  on Foliage covered tri-pod Base supported with Exotic Ram Heads with Hoof Legs  ~ Measuring 17-3/4 inches x 6-7/8 inches x 6-1/2 inches ~ ITEM # lamp-144 ~ ($3,000.)

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ANCIENT, BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMP with GRIFFIN HEAD HANDLE, with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 6 inches long x 2-1/2 inches wide x 2-1/2 inches high ~ mx-444 ~ ITEM #lamp-149 ~ ($1,500.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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ANTIQUE, EMBOSSED, BRONZE, ROMAN BYZANTINE FOOTED OIL LAMP with SEA SERPENT HANDLE Nursing It's Young, with LID bearing Two-Headed Eagle, and with Pedestal Base (Note: The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire / the Holy Roman Empire) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-1/2 inches long x 2-1/2 inches wide x 3-3/8 inches high ~ mx-55 ~ ITEM #lamp-153 ~ ($450.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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ANTIQUE, LARGE, VERY ORNATE, BRONZE, ROMAN BYZANTINE, 300-400 A.D. HANGING OIL LAMP with GRIFFIN HEAD HANDLE, with Pedestal Base ~ Measuring Approximately 8-1/4 inches long x 2-5/8 inches wide x 6 inches high ~ mx-25 ~ ITEM #lamp-159 ~ ($3,500.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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 MAGNIFICENT, ANTIQUE, PAIR of BRONZE, ROMAN NEO-POMPEII Style HANGING OIL LAMPS with OWL and MOUSE FINIALS, Carried by a CRANE Holding a SNAKE in it's Beak ~ with Athenian Shaped Support with Hoofed Legs ~ with Fluted Supports enhanced with Ram Heads and Palmettes ~ Accompanied with Lamp Cleaning Tools: Tweezers & Pick ~ Measuring Approximately 15-3/4 inches x 8-1/2 inches x 6 inches ~ mx-7901 ~ ITEM #lamp-165 ~ ($2,500.) ~ Additional Photos will be Provided Below ~

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ANTIQUE, LARGE, BRONZE, ROMAN OIL LAMP with TWIN ROMAN LEGION / PREFECT EAGLES mounted on top, with Pedestal Base, and Lid with Chain, with Palmetto Leaves on underside ~ Measuring Approximately 9-3/4 inches long x 3-1/4 inches wide x 5-1/8 inches high ~ mx-008 ~ ITEM #lamp-169 ~ ($3,500.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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