Oil lamp in metal.

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Oil lamp in metal.

Postby Maria » 07 Dec 2009, 23:57

Hi. I found this little oillamp at the Historical museeum in Copenhagen this summer. And I just want to know is any of you guys have seen anything like it before?

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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby Frej » 09 Dec 2009, 12:28

Yup, last time just a few days ago (in a book of course, well maybe not of course but it was in a book) can´t remember when and where though... Anyway I don´t think it was the same one pictured.

No wait, it could have at "Upplandsmuseet" also, A I´ll better check before I say anything. It looks great anyway.
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby Maria » 14 Dec 2009, 20:28

Thank's Jens!
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby RichardDeMaule » 21 Dec 2009, 21:14

I have seen one more like it, and it is in Museum of London and is said to be a Jewish shabbat lamp...
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby Maria » 22 Dec 2009, 09:56

Then the question- Is this a jewish lamp or is it a normal oil lamp in metal/ brass?
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby RichardDeMaule » 22 Dec 2009, 19:28

Well, where there any Jews in Denmark in the middle ages?
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby Maria » 22 Dec 2009, 22:05

I don't really know...
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Re: Oil lamp in metal.

Postby RichardDeMaule » 23 Dec 2009, 16:03

Nope. According to wikipedia, the first Jews in Denmark were invited in the 17th century. So either the Jews in London have taken an ordinary, or at least not specifically Jewish, lamp and used it as a sabbath lamp or the Danish one is imported and used in a secular context without knowing that it is a sabbath lamp.

Anyway, these two are the only examples I've seen. I don't know if they were common...
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