This is a lovely pair of gilded bronze lamps with cut glass shades and marble bases. The bronze was produced by the hot cast lost wax, or "cire perdu" process. There is no mistaking the fine quality and charming design of these lamps, which are going to make a superb contribution to your reception or dining room. The lamps depict classical female figures. They hold what would be flaming torches above their heads with one arm.. They stand on stepped marble bases which are decorated with gilded bronze ornamentation. The base is signed L Gregoire. Condition: These lamps are in excellent condition and good working order. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition. Dimensions: Height: 80 cm (31.5 in) x Width: 25 cm (9.8 in) Cire Perdue Sometimes called by the French name of 'cire perdue' or the Latin, 'cera perduta' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist's sculpture. In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
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