Pair of oil lamps retour d’egypte, ROMA, year approx. 1810
Pair of elegant oil lamps, with green patina bronze shafts, depicting male figures in ancient Egyptian clothes, regulating the lamps. On the heads, from flower-shaped elements, the fans branch off and at the neck of the two sculptures, there are silver oil cups, only on a lid can you see a contemporary silver essay. The pair of lamps was equipped with a lampshades, now empty and still today, they are complete with accessories such as a knife and candle snuffer hung with chains applied on the rods. the details of the dresses and the whole are exquisite, even on the back. The lamp is part of the “retour d’Egypte” style in vogue at the beginning of the 19th century following the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt (1798-1801).
The marbles of the base are white statuary marble and portoro marble.
Ancient restoration to one of the two lamps and precisely to a forearm and the marble base.
Rome, around 1810
Height 58cm Base.10.5cm x 10.5cm