Period Indian silver oil lamp of neoclassical inspiration –Early 19th century –Original Throughout including wick tools and flame/ball finial —-heavily inspired by the Roman and Lucerne silver oil lamps of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries –Ionic column on foliate base with four elephant form wick holders.
Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
Style: Neoclassical (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Hand-Crafted, Silver
Place of Origin: India
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1820-1840
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor dent in ball. Since I am unfamiliar with the Indian Silver industry and this has no hallmarks (pre-Raj), this may be silver or an alloy. The craftsmanship of this rare piece does not distract from the amount of silver used in its manufacture.