Stunning Tall English Georgian very heavy gauge Ormolu and Bronze Grand Tour Medici Style Ovoid formed Urn Electric Table Lamp, of outstanding Museum quality and of good size proportions,
The Urn with turnover rim decorated with Greek Key detailing above an Acanthus Ormolu base, supported on a square socle on a spreading platform base. Second quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Condition: Superb condition, this Lamp has been professionally re-gold plated and bronze patinated. Professionally re-wired for electricity. Base marks as shown THOMAS MESSENGER LONDON & BIRMINGHAM
Height: (entire lamps as shown image one, an impressive) 23" (58 .5cm). Width: (at base). 5.5" (14cm). Depth: 5.5" (14cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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The firm Thomas Messenger (1767-1832), began in 1797 with Thomas Phipson was to become the most important manufacturer of oil and gas lighting of the 19th-century. Listed initially as: “Brass Founders, Manufacturers of Church Candlesticks, Patent Lamps” their successors were to survive into the 1920s. Their partnership lasted until 1823, the year after they opened a London office at 21 Grenville Street, Hatton Garden. For the next two years Thomas Messenger is listed in London city directories alone and then in 1828 with his son Samuel as “Thomas Messenger and Son” at the same address. After Thomas’ death in 1832, the firm became known as “Thomas Messenger and Sons” continuing at Hatton Garden, London and Broad Street, Birmingham into the 1860s.
A comparable pair of lamps, also signed Thomas Messenger sold Christie’s Auction House London Important English Furniture 1st July 2004 (£7786)