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Lamp

Italian (Venice)
after 1810


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Height: 62 cm (24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.702a-d

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Fluted base with band of carved grapes and leaves. Above it, a ball on which stands a dancing girl holding the body of the lamp in her left hand. The lamp has four beaks in the form of female heads, a fluted bottom and top surmounted by a vase of flowers [now lost].

Markings

Struck on oil font and inside rim of lid: winged scroll (ill. Rosenberg IV, no. 7488); globe within star border, within octagon (Venetian guild mark for .800 silver); a third mark, illegible, within circular punch.

Credit Line

Gift of Francis C. Foster