Bouillotte lamps derive their name from an 18th-century French card game named "Bouillotte". As the game progressed and the candles in the lamp burned down it became necessary to lower the shade to shield the player's eyes from the candle flames. Authentic Bouillotte lamps, such as ours, always allow the shade to be raised or lowered. Our Bouillottes are made in France and in Italy using only traditional materials and techniques. This style of lamp is sometimes called a tole lamp.