Antique 18th Century Russian Icon Vigil lamp In Form Of Russian Imperial Crown
Antique 18th Century Russian Icon Vigil lamp In Form Of Russian Imperial Crown. Antique 18th Century Russian Icon Vigil lamp In The Form Of The Russian Imperial Crown. A very unusual and rare antique 18th century Russian orthodox Christian ecclesiastical sanctuary hanging vigil oil lamp made in the form of the jeweled Russian Imperial Crown. The squat bulbous upper part is made of gold gilt copper, adorned with hand-cut and faceted cushion-shaped four red and four blue jewels, mounted in high setting on silver-plated rosettes (worn), the top surmounted with globular finial. The lower part in the form of a baroque crown is made of brass repoussé, and hand-chiseled floral ornamentations with a silver-plated surface (worn out) and adorned with four red, two green and one blue, various sizes and shapes, hand-cut and faceted jewels, mounted in a high setting. The lamp is suspended by three chains made of braided links connected to brass suspension mounts composed of an oval domed plate hand repoussé with and affix with a suspension ring. DIMENSIONS: Overall length with suspension ring: 64 cm (25.2 inches) The dimension of the body: High including finial: 12 cm (4.72 inches) Width at the widest point: 12 cm (4.72 inches) WEIGHT: 520 grams. CONDITION: Showing age and usage, gold gilding slightly worn, silver plating on the lower part of the crown, and rosettes under the jewels worn. This type of lamp was hung on the front of the icon because it has a very rare and unusual shape of the Imperial Russian Crown. It is possible that this crown was funded as a votive offering to the church by a member of the Russian Imperial Romanov family. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions.
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The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Russian orthodox Christian
- Age: Pre-1800
- Material: Metal
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Hanging vigil oil lamp
- Color: Multi-Color
- Country/Region of Origin: Russia