Antique copper milk jug carries new weight
Phil Watson likes to rummage for antiques and odd objects and turn them on. More accurately, he looks for ways to convert them into lamps or light fixtures. With an artist’s eye, he works with a local craftsman to turn unique finds into artistic furnishings.
This lamp is made from a large, copper-clad milk jug used by dairy farmers in Belgium. Dating from the early 1800s, these milk jugs were copper clad to add weight for transporting the milk from farm to market. The Belgian dairy farmers preferred the heavy jugs as they traveled by wagon over rough terrain to reduce spillage. The milk would be used to make buttermilk, butter, cheese, or transferred to bottles for city dwellers.
Belgian Copper Milk Jug Lamp (32” high x 12” in diameter), $329.
20” Beige Retro Drum lamp shade, custom-made in USA from 100-percent Czech linen hardback, $101.
Flame finial in copper finish, $15.
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