© Sandra Hendler 2016

What a great find this piece was-a highly collectable antique Ex Voto oil lamp from the 1800's in the shape of a gorgeous winged heart. It must have been amazing to see it with the flames coming out of the top. It measures 8 & 3/4 inches across by 7 & 1/4 inches high, by 2 & 3/16ths inches deep. It is a weighty & wonderful piece with the original patina-I've seen these in books, but this was the first I've come across which was available to purchase. It displays beautifully on a table top, but has a piece on the back from which it can be hung on the wall. I love the symbol of the heart & have been collecting ex votos for a long time.

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