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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV BRASS LAMPS

    CIRCA 1835, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM BULLOCK

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV BRASS LAMPS
    CIRCA 1835, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM BULLOCK
    Each with foliate nozzles and triple cluster columns, the spreading base with masks and claw feet, now fitted for electricity
    20¾ in. (53 cm.) high excluding fitments; (2)


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    These lamps, with their bacchic lion-footed 'altar' pedestals whose theatrical masks relate to those illustrated in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 37), are in the manner of the Liverpool sculptor William Bullock (d. 1836). Bullock took out a patent for a pair of cassolette with similar bases in 1805 and basalt versions were executed at the Liverpool 'Herculaneum' pottery.

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    Provenance

    Humphrey Whitbread Esq., by whom given to the Knight of Glin on his marriage in 1970.