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19th century Venetian Gondola Lantern(238 views)
Description: Item # 5696. A 19th century Gondola lantern from Venice, Italy. Polychromed and stamped tin, wood and glass. Size: 27.5” tall. Six sided. Decorated with leaves, scrolls, and flowers. The top is a wood finial. the lantern is meant to be inserted onto a decorative pole. Condition: the paint decoration is very worn, rust is evident, minor losses. A candle is still in place inside the lantern. A decorative memento of ones “Grand Tour.” This lantern could be cleverly be re-made into a hall or veranda chandelier.
Condition Report: Worn polychromed surface, rust and missing elements
Provenance: Belcourt Castle - Bellevue Avenue - Newport Rhode Island
Dimensions: 27.5" tall
Medium: Stamped and bent tin, glass, wood
Date: late 19th century
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