An Exceptional Pair of Bronze Bacchanalian Lamps by Messenger Circa 1820

An exceptional pair of campana shape bronze Bacchanalian lamps by Thomas Messenger,
English circa 1820.

A painting on copper by "Octavo Rene " in the green closet, Ham House -- Richmond, is similar to the designs around
the bodies of these urns.

When in use as lamps, the domed lids with flame finials, would be removed and a metal frame to support
a frosted and cut glass shade, could be employed. ( now absent )

H: 12.75" -- 32.5cm

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