10191 Antique Italian Silver Lamp
A beautiful 19th century silver oil lamp (or lucerna) modelled as a cherub holding a shell shaped oil reservoir; the tall central column in the form of a tree. The cherub figure is expertly modelled and culminates in a snake’s head and tail coiling around the tree. Attached to the lamp is a shell snuffer and fish shaped dibber tool, each suspended by a long silver chain. The lamp would originally have had a carrying handle and reflector screen. Attached to the wooden underside is a collection label. Weight including wooden base 1800 grams, 57.8 troy ounces. Height 46.4cm. Base measures 16.6cm. Made in Rome, Italy. Maker Giuseppe Boroni. Circa 1810.
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