Pair of Argand  Reading Lamps c1820

Pair of Argand Reading Lamps c1820

A rare pair of Argand lamps c 1815 in cast bronze of extraordinary form, in the Roman Revival taste as promoted by Thomas Hope.  For burning whale or colza oil, they are in the form of Roman cruzie oil lamps, suported on triform bases, with lion paw feet & winged harpies, the sides of the burners with winged grotesque theatrical masks, the handles  serpents. Good colour & condition. Reasonably attributed to the specialist bronze caster & lamp maker James DeVille of London (1777-1846). Ht 42cm x 39cm W x 19cm D.

Price inc GST $11,500