Four-way rococo style gilded and bronzed Colza Oil Lamp
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Four-way rococo style gilded and bronzed Colza Oil Lamp

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Four-way rococo style gilded and bronzed Colza Oil Lamp:
the black-bronzed dish bearing four heavily-ornate arms surmounted by a foliate twin-handled urn; suspended on four gilded rods from top boss.
Later adapted for storm shades; English, circa 1830.

Height: 45½" - 115.5cm
Width: 36" - 92.0cm
Glossary Words

colza oil

A non-drying, yellow oil with little odour, obtained from the seeds of brassica campestris. In the Regency period, this was burned to provide light. See Argand.

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

foliate

This word is often used of decoration in our descriptions and means leafy.

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