early c19th george iv period bronze and giltbronze twinbranch colza lamp

Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.



Item Ref

ML 1702


Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.
Classically-inspired design bronze lamp with urn-shaped central reservoir and twin-light arms with their apparently original etched glass globe shades. Well-cast detail throughout with exceptional gilt bronze claw feet. The stem with foliate scroll detail and an applied mask motif .
Colza being rapeseed oil which became a popular fuel choice for lighting during this period, the lamp system having been pioneered and patented in France by Aime Argand in 1780.
Probably made by Thomas Messenger & Sons, Birmingham, though unmarked.
Consistent dark patination with contrasting gilded elements.
Excellent condition, having been adapted for electrical use , and has been professionally re-wired and tested in our workshops. Fitted with traditional style cotton-covered 3-core twisted flex.
H 23"
W 15"
D 7"
England c.1825
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Internal Ref: ML 1702


Height = 60 cm (24")
Width = 35 cm (14")
Depth = 17 cm (7")

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