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Papal Travelling Lantern

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An eighteenth century sheet brass travelling lantern with a fan-shaped pediment and repoussé decoration; the three blind sides bearing the arms of Pope Benedict XIV (Pope between 1740-1758).

Whilst the front is now glazed, it would originally have been closed with a thin sheet of cow horn; thin enough still to transmit a candle’s light. Italian circa 1760. 

6 1/8 in high x 3 in x 3 in  


Item Code: 4380

£ 480

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