Period Carved neoclassical Alabaster and Vermeil, gold on solid silver lantern. But the famous Russian/Polish Silversmith, Ludwik Bernard Nast ( Warsaw c 1821-1838). Excellent gold over silver original. Festooned Swags and Ram’s Head Mounts. Original Vermeil chain and canopy as well. Stamped “Nast” in multiple places. Exquisite and a true treasure piece. Ludwik Bernard Nast is well represented in The National Museum of Warsaw and is considered one of Poland’s most masterful silversmiths.
Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
Diameter: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)
Style: Neoclassical (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Alabaster, Vermeil, Carved
Place of Origin: Poland
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1821-1838
Additions or alterations made to the original: Loss of interior oil lamp. Original gold on silver. Wear consistent with age and use.