Stunning Pair Bronze Lady 'Torchere' Lamps
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This is a pair of large bronze figural Lady 'torchere' lamps, modelled and cast in the style of ancient Greek statues and being decorated in that style, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
They are each standing with both hands holding the five flame shaped lamps and are clothed in attractive Grecian style green draped robes. The bronze figures are set upon tall and attractive cylindrical classical style bronze bases which feature finely detailed foliate ornamentation.
This wonderful pair of bronze ‘tochere’ lamps have a unique design and the level of craftsmanship on display is second to none.
These bronze statues or lamps are in excellent condition, please see the photographs to confirm this or pay us a visit to see them for yourself - see below for details.
More about the ‘Lost Wax’ Method
Also known as the ‘cire-perdue’ method, this way of casting bronzes is extremely old dating back to at least the third millenium BCE.
The sculptor makes a wax model of the piece they want to cast and then they coat this with plaster or some other suitable material in order to make a mold. When the mold is dry they heat the wax and drain it off. This then leaves a mold suitable for having melted bronze or other metal poured into it. Once the metal has set then the mold can be broken to reveal the new bronze object.
If a hollow object is required, then a heat-proof core can be introduced that prevents the mold from being totally filled with molten metal.
More Information and To View
This wonderful pair of bronze lady ‘tochere’ lamps are extremely large and are probably best viewed in person to get the full benefit of their stunning effect. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about these lovely bronze lamps. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronze lamps and bronze objects at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This pair of bronze lady ‘tochere’ lamps are extremely large and heavy so require specialised packing and shipping to their final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship them to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these patinated bronze lamps unless we have erroneously described them in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 220 x Width 45 x Depth 51
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 feet, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06788