Antique Brass 'Ancienne Maison Barbier & Fenestre' Coastguard Ships Lamp,1908 CPC/695

Very Rare Antique Ancienne Maison Barbier & Fenestre Brass Coastguard Candle Signal Lamp. An Absolutely Stunning, Impressive & Rare, Candle Powered Brass Ship's Navigation Lamp - Circa Very Early 1900's!!! This type/style of lantern was also often used as a Lighthouse Keeper's Stairwell/Passageway Light & was made by the very famous lighthouse 'Fresnel' lens makers Barbier Benard & Turenne of Paris & clearly marked "Ancienne Maison Barbier & Fenstre" on it's front badge. Also Stamped BP 937 Founded in 1862 by Frédéric Barbier and Stanislas Fenestre under the name of "Barbier et Fenestre", it evolved into F. Barbier et Cie (1887-1893), F. Barbier et Cie Successeurs (1888), then Barbier and Bénard in 1889 for adopting its final name of Barbier, Bénard et Turenne, or BBT, at the beginning of the 20th century. It became a public limited company in 1919. First specialized in the manufacture of lighthouse lenses according to Fresnel models, it then diversified to provide all the equipment necessary for maritime signaling establishments: rotation system, buoys, metal turrets, mist sirens, by the way. by the very construction of infrastructure. It thus acquires a know-how recognized at the international level. The piece was obtained by us, through a very reputable Auction House and it would make a very fine addition to any early Maritime/Nautical collection, as a display piece. In great condition complete with the original internal candle fittings. Stunning, large and impressive looking piece. 38cms high (to top of handle) Overall. Weighs over 2.8 Kilo Great original piece. All glass intact. Dents and Marks commensurate with age. Please see all photos as these form part of the description Collection Welcome This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor.

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