London, South Kensington
1 December 2004
AN ITALIAN SILVER AND BRONZE LIBRARY LAMP
MAKER'S MARK F*P, ROME, 1809-1811
The circular pedestal base supported on four paw feet, supporting a bronze stem modelled as a Egyptian figure, which supports the flower swag decorated font with a butterfly decorated screen - 12½in. (32cm.) high.
Anonymous sale; Christie's Rome, 29 May 1996, lot 250.
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There are four Roman goldsmiths during this period to whom this piece may be attributed. They are Filippo Pacetti (1809-1857), Filippo Palmes (1795-1840), Felice Paternò (1807-1841) and Filippo Piccardi (1785-1832).
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