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Pair French Bronzed Ormolu Marble Electric Table Lamps Townley Urn Vase 19th Ct

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Sold by: Patrick Howard Antiques

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Description

Stunning Pair of French Heavy Gauge Patinated Bronzed, Marble and Ormolu Electric Table Lamps of Good Size proportions. The main central support is a model of the Townley Vase with ormolu mounts ending on a plain square stepped black marble base, resting on four ormolu ball supports, mid Nineteenth Century.
Condition: These lamps have been professionally re-bronze patinated and re-wired for electricity.
Height: (entire as shown image one) 16.5" (42cm). Width: (at base) 6" (15.25cm). Depth: (at base) 5.25Ē (13.25cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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NOTE: The Townley Vase is a large Roman marble vase of the second century CE, discovered in 1773 by the Scottish antiquarian and dealer in antiquities Gavin Hamilton in excavating a Roman Villa at Monte Cagnolo, between Genzano and Civitalavinia, near the ancient Lanuvium, in Lazio, southeast of Rome The ovoid vase has volute handles in the manner of a pottery Krater. It is carved with a deep frieze in bas-relief, occupying most of the body, illustrating a Bacchanalian procession. Its name comes from the English collector Charles Townley, who purchased it from Hamilton in 1774 for £250. Townley's collection, long on display in his London house in Park Street, was bought for the British Museum after his death in 1805.
In the nineteenth century it was often imagined that Keates Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819) was inspired by the Townley Vase, though modern critics suggest instead that the inspiration was more generic, and may have also owed something to scenes portrayed on William Hamiltonís collection of Greek vases which entered the BM collection at around the same time.
Copies of the Townley Vase were made in plaster and imitation marble throughout the nineteenth century, see final image. At the turn of the twentieth century terracotta versions were made by Manifattura di Signa in Italy. Between the World Wars, table lamps modelled after the Townley Vase identified "cultured" households. This finely cast Pair offered are of superb quality.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 42 cm (16.5")
Width = 15.2 cm (6.0")
Depth = 13.2 cm (5.2")


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Patrick Howard Antiques
52 Francis Street
Dublin
Ireland
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