An Italian silver large oil lamp, Mattia Venturesi or Girolamo Francescoli, Rome, circa 1790
the sliding four-spouted lamp decorated throughout with flutes, beading, and key-pattern borders, hung with tweezers, pick, extinguisher and snuffers, and with petal-form shade engraved with monogram CM
marked throughout, the stem replaced in metal and wired for electricity
height 37in., diameter of base 10 3/8 in.
The lion's paw mark on this piece was used by Mattia Venturesi, and on his death was taken over by Girolamo Francescoli (Bulgari 1958, p. 460, 525).