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LOT 0529

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GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,100 - 1,540
USD ($) 1,300 - 1,820

Opening Bid
£500 (EUR 551; USD 649) (+bp*)

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Renaissance Sandalled Foot Oil Lamp

16th century AD

A bronze oil lamp formed as a human right foot wearing an open sandal, the nozzle a curved tube below the first and second toe, pierced suspension lug to the upper face, loop handle to the heel with bulb above, domed lid with aviform handle. 343 grams, 15.6cm (6"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a private lighting collection, Surrey, UK; acquired 2002 at a Suffolk art fair; previously in a UK collection.
Literature
Cf. similar item in the Statensmuseum for Kunst, Denmark under reference DEP23/2020903; made by Andrea Riccio (1485-1532).