This lantern, or oil lamp, was used in fishing boats, water mills or traditional kitchens and is popularly attributed curious designations, depending on the localities, namely "little witch" or "police".
It is a container of conical shape and cylindrical edge, with a hole, in which an oil soaked cloth or "waste" is placed, serving as a wick. It has a side wing, so that the user can hold it and transport it without getting burned.
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