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Lamp Made With Vintage Esso Blue Paraffin Can - Arte Povera - 1

Arte Povera

Lamp Made With Vintage Esso Blue Paraffin Can

Size: 0.34cm (without light bulb) ) 0.44cm (with light bulb) x 0.15cm x 0.15cm.
Weight: 1.4Kgs.

Lamp made with vintage Esso Blue paraffin can and globe light bulb.

When I bought this can in a market it was in need of a good cleaning and some tlc.

I gave it a good clean and gently sanded down some paint that was peeling off. I then gave it 2 coats of varnish to protect it and avoid any further paint peeling.

I then decided to only add a nice globe light bulb (65 w = 15w energy saving) mounted on a brass lamp holder with light switch. I suppose a lampshade could be added, but I think that because of the nice shape of the top of the can just the light bulb on its own sufficiently underlines and respects the overall form.

The can still retains the original Esso Blue sticker at the front.

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