This pair of silver-plated argand lamps exemplifies a rare and early form of argand lighting. With beautiful cast foliate decoration, the finials, tanks, standards, arms, and burner mechanisms appear to be identical to those on the lamp illustrated in McClelland’s Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830.
Gowitt, Gerald T. 19th Century Elegant Lighting Argand, Sinumbra and Solar Lamps. Pennyslvania: Schiffer Publishing, 2002. Page 188.
McClelland, Nancy. Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830. New York: Scott, 1939. Plate 74.
Silver fused on copper, tin, and glass
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