These beautiful table lamps are by Théodore Deck, one of the most important ceramicists of the 19th Century, and Gagneau Frères, a leading bronzier. Deck was the director of a prestigious faience workshop which was based in France. He was well known for his high-quality ceramic wares, which were often designed in Islamic and Chinese styles.
The lamps are designed in a Persian manner. Each lamp is fitted with a gilt bronze light fixture, signed Gagneau Frères. The lamps’ bodies are crafted from faience (tin-glazed earthenware) and feature cylindrical necks and bulbous lower bodies. These bodies are decorated with stylised flowers, leafy vines, and Persian script. They are covered with a blue glaze and stand on circular gilt bronze bases.
The bodies are signed ‘THD’ for Deck.