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Fake & Reproduction Ancient Lamps

Roman and other ancient lamps have been faked since at least the 18th century. This is a brief summary of just a few of the more common fakes.
Common | Syrian Series | Egyptian Classics Series | Bulgarian Volute Series | New York Series
         

Common Fakes

F1

F2

F3

F4

Deathmask Type
(La Marsa Group)
Made in Tunisia,
c.1950 - present.
 

Vulcan Type
(Upper Egypt Group)
Made in Egypt, c.1870 - recent, and also in Greece.
 

 

Hathor Type
(Upper Egypt Group)
Made in Egypt, c.1870 - present.
 

         

F5

RNA12

F6

 

 

Archer Type
(La Marsa Group)
Made in Tunisia,
c.1950 - recent.
 

Genuine ancient lamp
on which F5 is based.
Diana with bow.
North Africa, 175 - 250 AD.
 

 

Galley Type
Probably made in Tunisia, recent.
 

 

         

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Syrian Series of Fakes
(Selection from a large range probably made in the Middle East, c.1980 - present.)
 

FS1

FS2

FS3

FS4

FS5

Crooked Cross Type

Voyeur Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS6

FS7

FS8

FS9

FS10

 

 

 

 

 

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Egyptian Classics Series of Fakes
(Range based on genuine lamps of classic Egyptian types, probably made in Egypt, present.)
 

FEC1

FEC2

FEC3

FEC4

FEC5

         

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Bulgarian Volute Series of Fakes
(Selection from large range probably made in Bulgaria, present.)
 

FB1

FB2

FB3

FB4

FB5

 

 

 

 

 

FB6

FB7

FB8

FB9

FB10

 

 

 

 

 

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New York Series of Fakes
(Range named for common retail location but probably made in the Middle East, c.1980 - present.)
 

FNY1

FNY2

FNY3

FNY4

FNY5

         
         

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