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Lot 164: A beautiful Roman bronze lamp with stand
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A beautiful Roman bronze lamp with stand, 1st 2nd Century AD, with long nozzle with circular spout, the wick hole with indented sides. The fill-hole is fitted with original lid with nicely turned knob, the handle at back curving upward and surmounted by the head of an ass or horse. The base flared with central square hole to fit onto the stand, which is beautifully shaped and stands on tripod legs with near circular feet. The lamp and stand are both well-preserved with nice green patination beneath light deposits. H: 17 in (43.1 cm), the stand alone measures 13 ¾ in (34.9 cm), lamp measures 7 ¼ in x 4 3/8 in (19.7 x 11.1 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection.
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