19th Century Bouillotte Student’s Lamp with toleware shade
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19th Century Bouillotte Student’s Lamp with toleware shade

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19th Century Bouillotte Student’s Lamp with toleware shade:
the three candle branches with swan’s heads on a baluster stem
and dish with fine engraved anthemion pattern; the tall carrying
handle with ‘feather’ adjusting key and festoon ring handle; the
dark green toleware shade with a gilt laurel border.
Circa 1880, restored and wired for electric candles.

Height: 21½" - 54.5cm
Width: 13½" - 34.0cm
Glossary Words

bouillotte

A French table lamp of late 18th century style, with two or more candle-holders and an adjustable tôle peint metal shade. After the card game of the same name.

baluster

A term used to describe the stems of chandeliers, meaning shaped like a balustrade; curvaceous, with a series of urns.

anthemion

A palmette motif in the form of a stylised honeysuckle, found on classical Greek buildings such as the Erechtheum, in Athens, and often used as part of neo-classical decoration.

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