Vintage Painted Metal Lantern in the form of a Mediterranean 'St. Peter's' Fish which came from a Fish Restaurant in the French seaport town of Sete.
Made as a unique, one-off piece by a local artisan metalworker , the standing lantern has an internal compartment with a hinged door- see photos- inside which there is a small candleholder so it can be placed in the front window of the restaurant to advertise for customers..
St.Pierre or Peter's Fish, also known in England and America as 'John Dory', is one of the staple ingredients of 'Bouillabaisse' the famous fish stew of the French mediterranean coast. The fishing port town of Sete , west of Marseilles and the Camargue plain, dates back to Roman times.
Dating from between 1920-1950, the Fish Lamp measures 25 inches long x 19 high.
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