Hanging Sanctuary Lamp with Angels
Angels with crossed wings detailing
Cm 70 high x 25 diameter
This 19th century brass hanging pendant sanctuary lamp is from a Spanish collection, but it shares characteristics with French sanctuary lamps of the same period. The overall shape is reminiscent of the suspended oil lamps of ancient times, and three angels, or cherubim, with crossed wings and somber expressions are found at the points where the chains meet the lower bowl. The lamp shows some normal wear with minor dents and scratches, it is complete with all parts present less the glass “globe” or candle holder, which would be supported by the circular metal ring at the center.