This is a stunning antique Regency Revival ormolu and bronze Corinthian column table lamp, late 19th century in date.
It features a classic Corinthian Capital decorated with acanthus leaves below a tapering bronze fluted shaft, on a stepped base decorated with beading.
Later converted to an electric table lamp.
From the collection of Gordon W Quance LLM (1931-2017).
Add a classical element to any room in your home with these lovely lamps.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 57 x Width 15 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches
The Corinthian order is the last developed of the three principal classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The other two are the Doric order which was the earliest, followed by the Ionic order. When classical architecture was revived during the Renaissance, two more orders were added to the canon, the Tuscan order and the Composite order. The Corinthian, with its offshoot the Composite, is the most ornate of the orders, characterized by slender fluted columns and elaborate capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. There are many variations.
The name Corinthian is derived from the ancient Greek city of Corinth, although the style had its own model in Roman practice, following precedents set by the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus c. 2 AD. It was employed in southern Gaul at the Maison Carrée, Nîmes and at the comparable podium temple at Vienne. Other prime examples noted by Mark Wilson Jones are the lower order of the Basilica Ulpia and the arch at Ancona both of the reign of Trajan, 98–117 AD the column of Phocas re-erected in Late Antiquity but 2nd century in origin, and the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek c. 150 AD
Our reference: A2136b