Rococo style ormolu lamp in the manner of Clodion

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.


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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


Artist / Maker
Manner of Clodion (French, 1738-1814)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Gold, White


65 cm / 25.6 inches
55 cm / 21.7 inches


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