This wonderful Neoclassical style antique lamp features some exceptional sculptural work, and will make a fine piece of interior decor. It is triangular in form and is shaped as two winged putti standing around a central pillar decorated with drapery and foliage. They are supported by a socle decorated with scrolls and fruit, which is set on a red Florentine marble base. The quality of the carving on the lamp calls to mind some of the most exquisite Italian marble work.
Above, the lamp fitting sits inside a semi-spherical shade, decorated around its exterior with banding engraved with lions and topped with a flower bud finial.
The base of the piece bears the signature for ‘P. Conti C / Firenze’, a sculptor working in Florence, Italy, in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.