Pair of 19th Century French Carved Marble and Gilt Bronze Cassolette Lamps
Crafted in France, circa 1870 and made of marble and bronze, these antique urns converted into table lamps stand on a three-leg bronze base ending with hoof feet, over a marble bottom and small round feet. Decorated with bronze dore gilt leaf motifs, the vessels feature multiple Bacchus figures and foliage decor, and are further embellished with a cone shape top. The large, carved cassolettes with variegated marble colors in the rose palette are dressed with custom lamp shades and fancy decorative finials. The lamps are in excellent condition and adorn a rich patinated gilt bronze finish. Place these lamps on a console or use them as bedside tables lamps for undeniable Parisian, French elegance. Shades included. Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat for him. His plants were vines and twirling ivy. Many Greek, Egyptians and Mesopotamian Gods wore horns to represent the Ram. The constellation of the ram is the beginning of all 12 constellations. Measures: 8″ W x 8″ D x 30″ H.
|8" W x 8" D x 30" H
Late 19th Century