Neo-Grec Bronze Amphora Lamps
Pair French ‘Neo-Grec’ Bronze Amphora Lamps with Ormolu Handles – att to Barbedienne c.1890. Wired UK, shades sold separately.
The Néo-Grec vogue took as its starting point the earlier expressions of the Neoclassical style inspired by 18th-century excavations at Pompeii, which resumed in earnest in 1848, and similar excavations at Herculaneum. The style mixed elements of the Graeco-Roman, Pompeian, Adam and Egyptian Revivals into “a richly eclectic polychrome mélange.”
42cm high x 20cm diameter
(16.5” x 8”)