This is a truly superb antique French patinated bronze lamp base in beautiful Neo-Classical style, Circa 1920 in date.
The sensitively sculptured cherub is holding a torch on a reeded Doric column base.
The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this piece and it is sure to add an unparalleled touch of elegance to your home.
This superb antique ormolu and bronze lamp was produced using the traditional lost wax method.
In excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 52 x Width 11 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 20.5 x Width 4.3 x Depth 4.3
Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
Our reference: 08561