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Another type of fake made in Bulgaria.
This one had me fooled until I looked inside.
I think that this one comes from the same workshop as produced these other well made fakes on this page.
My thanks to Angelo for alerting me and for the further photo.
A new series of fake Roman oil lamps on the market.
A couple of weeks or so ago this eBay seller offered a series of lamps which he
They appeared to be desirable examples of Roman lamps from North Africa. The style and scenes were reasonably accurate but there were a few dubious aspects: for instance, the piercing of those with handles looked a bit too large, some of the types didn't look "quite right" (e.g. a mingling of different volutes on multi-nozzle specimens).
Perhaps most significant of all - the fabric looks completely wrong for that region. There was also an alarming lack of slip on those which should have slip.
The seller is currently offering another series:
More about this series of fake oil lamps>>
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