Stunning Pair French Well Veined Sienna Marble and Ormolu Twin Handle Urns of exceptional quality, now converted to Electric Table Lamps of medium proportions,
Each of ovoid outline with applied nicely cast ormolu mounts and twin decorative leaf capped scrolling handles, ending on a circular ormolu waisted socle, raised on square stepped marble bases supported on four ormolu pad feet, mid to late Nineteenth Century.
Condition: These lamps have been professionally re-gold plated and re-wired for electricity. Back and front views are similar. Small loss to marble at base corner at back see last image, old professional repair at rim of body.
Height: (entire as shown image one) 15" (38cm). Width: (at base) 4.25" (10.5cm). Depth: (at base) 4.25” (10.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable fixed price Store to door shipping.
Provenance: From the private collection of an English Gentleman.
Giallo Siena Marble: The famous and prestigious yellow marble comes from the quarries of Colle Valle d’Elsa near Siena in Italy. Traditionally it was used almost exclusively for castles and palaces, the Lodges of the Pope etc. Today Giallo Siena is also used in various other ambiences where the golden color gives a touch of luxury and exclusivity, e. g. in hotel suites and bathrooms, for floor patterns and borders as well as columns and fireplaces. During the Grand Tour many souvenirs of this period were adorned extensively with this wonderful and rare Marble.