The popular production between 18th and 20th century
     Date:2017-02-15

Oil lamp

Collesano, Litterio Iachetta Manufacture

Half 20th century

Glazed earthenware

cm 32.5 x 24 x 25

The popular ceramics are important proofs of the past everyday life, it is the case of this oil lamp made in Collesano, in Sicily, in the middle og the 20th century.The society of the time was facing the great industrial revolution and the popular ceramics, made of functional items, were necessary for a practical usage.The rich Sicilian production, favored by the numerous clay caves of the isle, included numerous oil lamps made in creative shapes, the most popular were the human figures and the equestrian figures typical of Caltagirone.