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Various Lamps and a Vase Encrusted with Cameos

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Various Lamps and a Vase Encrusted with Cameos

18th century
18th century
382 x 528 mm (15 x 20.8 in.)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, (1720–1778)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching
Series: from Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi, Tripodi, Lucerne, ed Ornamenti Antichi Disegn. ed Incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batta. Piranesi
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right
Bibliography: Focillon 613; Petrucci (1953) 517; Wilton-Ely 900 and p. 975 with remark: “Hamilton, Gaetani Collections, etc.”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892)
Accession Number: Retrospective TBD

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  • lamps (lighting devices) - Lighting devices having a vessel to contain the source of illumination, such as grease or oil; also those that have a separate energy source to which they are connected, such as gas or electricity.
  • ornament - Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]

  • plate Dimensions: 382 x 528 mm (15 x 20.8 in.)

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