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Manner of Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
This charming lamp is wrought from ormolu in the manner of Clodion, one of the leading sculptors of the late Rococo period renowned for his friezes of carousing putti.
The lamp is crafted from ormolu in the distinctive Rococo style, its decorative mode drawing from the work of Clodion, or Claude Michel, a French sculptor of the late 18th and very early 19th Century known for his practice of bas-relief friezes.
The lamp features a vase-form body that features an encompassing bas-relief frieze portraying a procession of putti, all engaged in Bacchic revelry. The body of the lamp is raised on a fluted socle, above a circular foot—ringed with twin laurel wreaths—and a square base. The shoulders of the lamp are mounted with twin handles, each rectilinear in form and terminating in a large grotesque fawn’s head mask. From the top of the vase-form body springs a waisted neck, from which sprouts an abundance of foliate forms. Atop this rests the lighting apparatus, which includes a large cream shade.
With shade: Height 65cm, diameter 55cm
Without shade: Height 49cm, width 25cm, depth 17cm
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