C1860 Napoleon III, Second Empire, Electrified Vieux Paris Lamp
This is a French moderator lamp, made in the middle of the century before last, with a finely painted Vieux Paris porcelain centre and its original bronze metalwork. It has been converted to electricity, conveniently. The quality of the painted flowers is wonderful. The front has graduated pink background for the floral painting, while the flowers are painted on plain white porcelain on the back. The gilding on the blue ground is still in excellent condition. The Second Empire Lamp is now fitted with a suitably opulent shade. If you do not like the shade there is a $150 discount to buy it without. You may well prefer to contrast the luxurious porcelain and bronze with a plainer shade. The total lamp and shade is 75 cm tall, and the original 19th century bit is 38 cm tall.
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