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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 416

    A GEORGE III BRASS HALL LANTERN

    THE FRAME MID-18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III BRASS HALL LANTERN
    The frame mid-18th century, the mounts probably late 18th century
    With arched glazed sides and hinged door, mounted with ram's heads, husk pendants and guilloche volutes, on reeded urn feet
    33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high


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    The elegant Grecian-domed lantern would have housed a candle-branched colza-oil urn or air-lamp as manufactured by the New Street Square firm of brass-founders established in 1784 by Messrs George Penton, Son & Co. (see John J. Wolfe, Brandy, Balloons, & Lamps,1999, p. 153). It was probably this firm that supplied another lantern of this form for Woodcote, Surrey following the purchase of the estate in 1788 by Lewis de Teissier, later Baron de Tessier (see J. Harris, Woodcote Park, Furniture History, 2007, p.181, fig. 3)

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