Man Has His Amputated Leg Made Into A Wet Specimen Lamp - I had to research this after @oldghost made a post about it. The translated Netherlands news articles online read rather odd but here’s my best guess at what they said:
In 2012, Leon Bonten had an unfortunate accident. That led to a complicated fracture in his right leg. The treatment failed, he even ran an infection that consumed his knee. Eight operations later Bonten knew his leg had to be amputated. - “It’s a series of mistakes, pain and misery.”
But he refused to give up his leg, he could not bear the fact that it would be destroyed as medical waste. - “I think it’s a scary thought that it is thrown among other body parts.” So he wanted to make a lamp out of it instead.
He contacted a legal expert Willem van der Putten, specializing in funeral services law. According to him, Bonten is completely within his rights. “The law is simple: he is entitled to his leg, because it is his property. Even after the operation.” It occurs occasionally that people want to bury their amputated limbs. Making a lamp is slightly different, but not prohibited.
Gunther von Hagens of Body Worlds fame was consulted to do it but declined because he only works with the body parts of the deceased. But pathologist Frank Gutter offered to pick up the leg after amputation six weeks ago to wet preserve it, for free.
Then lamp maker Rotterdam Willem Schäperkötter, who offered to make it at cost: “I do this because I love people with weird ideas.”