The London Institution, Finsbury Circus, was designed in 1815-19 by William Brooks, (d.1867), and demolished in 1936. Similar lamps, attached to the wall are illustrated in A. Oswald, The London Institution, Finsbury Circus, Country Life, 11 April 1936, pp.378-383, fig.7. This set of colza lamps relates to a pair sold anonymously, Christie's London, 9 April 1992, lot 9 and illustrated in Leeds, Temple Newsam, Country House Lighting, 1992, no.65, p.85. These were made by James Deville (d.1846) who was described in the Gentleman's Magazine as a plaster figure-maker, lamp manufacturer and phrenologist in the Strand. The bacchante masks probably derive from Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London 1807, pl.XXXVII.