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Argand lamps

Argand lamps
Title
Argand lamps
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 41.3 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Pair of brass, double-arm Argand lamps, cruciform design with urn-shaped reservoir on top, two carved arms that extend from the vertical mid-point terminating in burners on either side, and a square base with three tiers, multiple projecting moldings, and gilded rosettes on each side; each urn is stopped by a removable ring that is pierced and gilded and supports a pair of eagles; urns have gilded lotus finials.
Object Number 
INV.640ab
Marks 
molded: in relief near base of each burner: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group