Ormolu and Opaline Night Lamp

Object Name: 
Ormolu and Opaline Night Lamp

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Object Name: 
Ormolu and Opaline Night Lamp
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2008.3.124
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 28.4 cm, Diam (max): 8.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1830
Primary Description: 
Opaline glass; blown, tooled, applied, gilded, assembled; ormolu, lead, and brass. (a) Vase shaped lamp with round lower body and flared conical shaped upper body. Decorated overall with gilded classical scenes and surmounted by a collar (b) supporting an internal candle holder and arched shield. The stem and foot are ormolu with hatched decoration. The interior of the foot appears to be solid lead.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, Source
Inscription: 
1826 7228
modern label
Sticker On underside of foot Rectangular white and black bar code sitcker with black text.
23 / 25-11-08 / CHRISTIE'S
modern label
Sticker On underside of foot Circular sticker with ouline of a profile of a man and handwritten and printed text.