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EXTRAVAGANT, ANTIQUE, ROMAN / GREEK / FRENCH EMPIRE, ‘GRAND TOUR,’ BRONZE / BRASS OIL LAMPS with MAGNIFICENT STAND ~ Consisting of Two Hanging, Double-Font Bronze Roman Oil Lamps, each with an Owl (with spread wings), Finial / Lid ~ with the Lamp’s Chains held by 2 withering Snakes that are clutched in the beak of a Roman Eagle (with it’s Wings spread outward), clutching a Bundle of Coiled Lightening Bolts ~ and perched on the top of a Globe held on the shoulders of Atlas (who was given the task of holding the heavens on his shoulders as punishment from Zeus for leading the Titans in their battle with the Olympian gods for control of the heavens), who is standing on top of a Rotunda supported by 6 Columns… of which in the center of these Columns is a seated ‘hoof-legged’ Pan (“Spirit of the Forest” in Greek Mythology), playing a Flute (thus the name ‘Pan Flute’), of which the base of the Rotunda is supported by 3 Winged Lions each having one leg with paw ~ with a Turtle positioned in the center of the Lions ~ resting upon a very ornate, sculptured, tiered base which is supported by 3 Furry Satyr Legs with Split Hoofs ~ Also present are the Original oil burner’s Cleaning Tools (Barbed pointed Metal Tweezers along with a Contoured Metal Pick), suspended on Chains from one of the Snake’s Tails (positioned in front of the Eagle) ~ Measuring Approximately 18-1/2 inches high x 10 inches wide x 7 inches deep ~ mx-5901 ~ ITEM # lamp-142 ~ ($10,000.) ~
This Fantastic Item shows almost no wear that would normally be expected commensurate with age and use… remaining in Near-Mint Condition Overall… and It Will Make an Incredible Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Superb Gift!!!
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