Russian Metal Artworks

Miracle lamp with oval shade with landscape

    Miracle lamp with oval shade with landscape

    Circa 1825

    Bronze, tin, alabaster; casting, knurling, carving, gilding, chasing

    Height 63.6 cm, diameter 16.7 cm


    Empire style miracle lamp made from gilded bronze, for two candles, with movable oval shade framed by narrow gilded bronze rim. Landscape appears on the shade when it is illuminated from the inner side. Narrow frame is adorned with foliage pattern. The shade is fixed on rectangular rod topped with corrugated knob on stylized rosette. Detachable round nozzle is on the rod beneath the shade, two curved arms rimmed by acanthus leaves, with candle cups adorned with foliage patterns. The nozzle is fixed to the rod by screw with ornately shaped tip. The rod is mounted on the vase-shaped pedestal with round base decorated with acanthus leaves and friezes comprised floral patterns.