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Reference: ZF0342

Oil lamp. Silver. Possibly Malaga, Spain, 19th century. With contrast markings. Two-light candelabra with a piece on the back that stands on a foot with a circular base, elevated and decorated with smooth concave moldings, pearl lines and a curved frieze of leaves, featuring an engraved crowned “F” (possible owner's mark) . The square and smooth foot gives way to a leaf-shaped key and two candle arms decorated with leaves, and is finished with an eagle spreading its wings. The aforementioned hollow tubular piece has a pineapple finial on the hinged lid and a piece along a channel. Both the decoration and the lines and shape of the candle show a strong French influence and a very close relationship with Neoclassicism and other styles derived from it. The eagle, for example, is reminiscent of pieces from the French Empire, although it is a very common animal in the decorative arts of the 19th century. The contrast marks present on the piece would allude to the master or silversmith responsible for the creation of the piece (Baños), perhaps to the year of completion of the work (1833) and, possibly, the third is either the rampant lion crowned on a related shield with the Royal Decree-Law of June 4, 1926 on the trade of precious metals in Spain (indicating then that it is first law) or that it comes from the city of León, dating in this case between the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. XX. The rampant lion is a common contrast mark in silverware, appearing, in Spain, in pieces from Córdoba from the 19th century (without a crowned shield), Calatayud, Córdoba (rampant lion with turned head and circular outline), Pamplona, etc. It is possible that this piece was made in Malaga. Weight: 1340 gr.

· Size: 27x16x31 cms

1.900,00 €

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