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A VENETIAN GILTWOOD, BRASS AND SILVER RELIQUARY LANTERN, the square tapering lantern with repoussé cherub mounts to the chamfered angles surmounted by a crown with central flaming finial, flanked by palm fronds on a ribbon-tied laurel base, with floral-spray baluster finials to the corners, the elaborately carved urn-shaped stem with winged cherub supports to the angles, the body carved with swags, with moulded rim on spreading socle, on a stepped base with flaming finials to the corners, the angles headed by putti-masks with upscrolling acanthus, three sides with a shaped draped cartouche with palm fronds, the front with a bronze plaque inscribed CAPUT/S.MAVRI MARTYRIS/EXTRACTUM/EX/COEMETERIO/PRISCILLAE/ANNO DOMINI/MDCLIX, 17th Century, fitted for electricity, the finials to the base probably replaced, regilt, three panes lacking

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A VENETIAN GILTWOOD, BRASS AND SILVER RELIQUARY LANTERN, the square tapering lantern with repoussé cherub mounts to the chamfered angles surmounted by a crown with central flaming finial, flanked by palm fronds on a ribbon-tied laurel base, with floral-spray baluster finials to the corners, the elaborately carved urn-shaped stem with winged cherub supports to the angles, the body carved with swags, with moulded rim on spreading socle, on a stepped base with flaming finials to the corners, the angles headed by putti-masks with upscrolling acanthus, three sides with a shaped draped cartouche with palm fronds, the front with a bronze plaque inscribed CAPUT/S.MAVRI MARTYRIS/EXTRACTUM/EX/COEMETERIO/PRISCILLAE/ANNO DOMINI/MDCLIX, 17th Century, fitted for electricity, the finials to the base probably replaced, regilt, three panes lacking
36in. (91.5cm.) high
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