Lot 2 (Garden, Natural History & Tribal Auction, 12th June 2018)
Light/Lantern: A pair of monumental bronze standing lights , early 20th century fitted with globes 356cm high, Provenance: The Gloria Crest Estate, Englewood, New Jersey, USA, Dubbed Gloria Crest and built in 1926 by Count Stefan Poniatowski, heir to the Polish throne, the 24, 000-square-foot mansion is rumoured to have later been occupied by Gloria Swanson while it was owned by Lincoln Savings Bank, whose President was Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, father of President John Kennedy, during the two years of his much publicized affair with the Hollywood screen idol, Gloria Swanson., Swanson, who starred in many 1920s silent movies, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress three times, including for her role in 1950 film “Sunset Boulevard.”, These monumental lights originally stood outside the mansion flanking the main entrance. Finely cast with classical motifs their design is based on smaller standing bronze lamps discovered in Pompeii during the excavations of 1749 and now in the Naples Museum.
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