Pair of antique porcelain vase-form lamps with floral decoration
Continental, 19th Century
Lamps: height 57cm, width 18cm, depth 16cm
Shades: height 22cm, diameter 39cm
With twin handles and painted floral decoration, these fine porcelain lamps, originally porcelain vases, come with pleated shades, and are coloured with a celadon glaze above and below the central painted section. The painted elements are applied with fluid, light brushstrokes, and are near symmetrical in design across the two pieces, in complementary tones of greens, blues, pinks and lilacs.
Just below the ribbed handles on each side are a pair of grotesque bearded Classical masks, and a celadon glaze is applied to the neck and lower body of each piece. Adapted from vases, they make a beautiful pair of antique lighting instalments, (the height of each is 36.5cm, excluding lamp fittings.)