A rare English Regency period gilt bronze Argand lamp, UK c 1815. Of a type developed by Swiss physicist Aime Argand,where the heavy oil held in the font descended via gravity to a pair of circular wicks, each multiplying the power of a candle by 12, with constant feed of fuel, equal to 24 watts of illumination. The Greco Roman form is unusual. New hand cut Argand shades.
Height o/a 53.5cm x 45cm x 12cm
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