19th Century Italian Gilt Bronze Rocaille Style Lantern With Lambrequin Decorated Glasses
Exquisite antique Italian Lantern, a cast bronze cage hall lantern with extraordinary original mercury gilding dating back to the third quarter of 19th century.
Italian origin, born for gas burning, realized around 1870 with chiseled Rocaille scrolling foliate motif and floral rose finial.
This lovely lantern features four shaped frosted glasses decorated with ornamental lambrequin motifs ruby red and ocher yellow motifs.
Rewired, working for Italian standard with one Edison 27 light-bulb, it is in good age related condition, showing signs of wear and use.
One glass has a very minimal break in the upper right corner, two glasses are antique but we guess they are not the original ones, one has been hand painted in imitation of the originals, while another is a little more opaque than the others. The four glasses are however consistent and these minimal differences are visible only to a professional expert eye.
height: 87 cm
width: 45 cm
depth: 45 cm
diameter: 57 cm