AFTER JOHN BELL (1811-1895)
cast as the figure of a boy, crouching down and holding aloft the light fitting, raised on a stepped marble base, fitted with a frilled glass shade
28cm high to top of fitting, 36cm high with shade
Estimate £400-600 + fees

Note: This bronze lamp base is based on 'The Bride's Inkstand', modelled by Bell and made by the Felix Summerly Art Manufactory around 1847. Felix Summerly was a pseudonym used by Henry Cole (1802–82), who worked closely with Prince Albert on the organisation of the Great Exhibition, and later the South Kensington Museum. The workshop oversaw the production of a number of small-scale works of art designed by contemporary artists intended for the dissemination of good design.

Sold for £450 (buyer's premium included)