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Lot 2489
18th century AD. A bronze oil lamp with tiered stem, broad bowl, recurved swan-neck handle with duck-head finial, short nozzle with volute detailing, discus with low-relief figure of Fortuna/Abundantia holding a frond surrounded by coins, fruit and bread(?), holding a patera inscribed 'annvm novvm favstvm felicem miii' (happy and prosperous new year 1003[?]"). 500 grams, 16cm (6 1/4"). Property of a South African lady; formerly in the private collection of Dr. Frederick Lorch, Swiss geologist and author on Egyptian antiquities, and managing director of S.A. Minerals Corporation; acquired from the early 1960s to the early 1980s; thence by descent to the current owner. [No Reserve]

Condition

Fine condition.

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  • 30%

Grand Tour Roman Oil Lamp

Estimate £80 - £100Mar 1, 2019