Glass/brass lamp with foreign stamp

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  1. AnMarie

    AnMarie Active Member

    I've come across this unusual lamp/vase.
    I wondered if the design is based on an old oil lamp.
    The stamp under the base is foreign, could anyone translate it?

    Thanks again :)
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The language appears to be Greek
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Or Cyrillic script? Russian maybe?
    All I know is, the last word means electrical appliance.:playful:
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    So the lack of wiring is a mystery?
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Who knows what past owners got up to. (people!:rolleyes:) I just read what the last word says.;)
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 7, 2022
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    That would help!
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The closest thing I could find is Serbian: електрични апарат. @Branka ?
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  9. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    A guess: Possibly Russian, quite old, like early 20th century. I am wondering if this is word for the former Kiev, now spelled Kyiv or other versions thereof.

    Of course today this city is in Ukraine but it used to be in the old USSR so would probably be marked in Russian. Where are our Russian-knowledgeable Antiquers now when we need them? upload_2022-5-7_13-48-25.png
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    "Before standardization of the alphabet in the early 20th century, the name was also spelled Кыѣвъ, Киѣвъ, or Кіѣвъ with the now-obsolete letter yat. The Old Ukrainian spelling from the 14th and 15th centuries was nominally *Києвъ, but various attested spellings include кїєва (gen.), Кїєвь and Киев (acc.), кїєво or кїєвом (ins.), києвє, Кіеве, Кїєвѣ, Києвѣ, or Киѣве (loc.).[22]"
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  11. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    AJ, that was a yoke :) I also linked Kyiv to a Wikipedia entry in my post with similar spelling info.

    Funny sidebar: My late husband Richard's paternal grandfather was born in (then) Kiev. He emigrated as a young man to the U.S. some years before 1900. He had a long name with many syllables, hard to translate into any semblance of English. As it happened, he didn't need to.

    On arrival at Ellis Island he was asked by Immigration what his name was. He pretended to misunderstand the question as having been asked from where he came.

    His port of departure from Europe was Bremen in then (old) Germany. He replied: BREMEN. With a ie-sound on the first E. The immigration clerk wrote down his name as BRYMAN.

    From then on he was known as Jacob Bryman. He had received a new American name on arrival in the U.S. that he didn't have to pay for so he liked it. Which is why I, down the line three generations, bear his name courtesy my American husband.

    I really like the pretty little lamp and hope it was made in Kiev/Kyiv!
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member


    My laptop screen is on its darkest setting, so it is difficult to discern those kind of links, only the regular links.

    As for yokes;) maybe emojis help?
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  13. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    Sure did. There is one there, could you see it? :angelic:
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Not in your first post, with the translators comment, which is what I meant.
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  15. Born2it

    Born2it Well-Known Member

    There’s quite a few items, mostly toys, all metal, that are stamped “UEHA” or “UeHa”, and identified as Russian.
  16. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?


    I am on vacation in California, have just my phone here. The first part appears to say something like Rostovsky-na-Donu (I don't have capability or time to put the Cyrillic characters with my phone). This probably refers to:
    And that is likely to be where it was made.
    The electrical apparatus part at the end has already been translated.

    I don't see anything about Kiev on it. Perhaps somebody else can figure out the part that Born2it mentions. Those letters transliterate as TSENA in our alphabet. It may be a company name?
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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Hope you have a wonderful time. Thanks for taking the time to help.:)
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