A Figural Sinumbra

Circa 1825

This stunning sinumbra in a patinated finish, depicts a maiden draped in Classical robes and carrying a basket of grapes on her head. The pedestal is rectilinear with canted corners which have been adorned with foliate cast volutes above a shaped base. The lamp is completed with a beautiful blown, frosted, and cut shade.

Reference: Gowitt, Gerald T. 19th Century Elegant Lighting: Argand, Sinumbra, and Solar Lamps. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2002. P. 144.

Bronze, brass, tin, and glass
Height: 37 ½”

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