A MALTESE SILVER OIL LAMP (LAMPIER), GIOACCHINO LEBRUN, DE ROHAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1775
Neo-classical form; the four font lamp with vase-form cover, three chain suspended implements (one lacking), on a baluster knopped stem with acanthus decoration, on a spreading circular base with fluted border and husk rim
67.5cm., 26 1/2in. high
2103gr., 67oz. 12dwt.
Marks mostly clear to rim of base. One implement and chain absent. Shade and mount is missing. Otherwise good condition.
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Two oil lamps by the same maker, who was Master of the Mint in 1787, are recorded in A. A. Bologna, The Silver of Malta, 1995, nos. 428 and 429.