A very fine pair of Japanese Arita vases with scalloped trumpet shape mouths, decorated with ceremonial figures (both front and back) and colorful arabesque enameled designs, newly re-mounted as lamps, on turned hardwood plinths; including silk shades & custom coordinated porcelain finials. No repairs or restorations. Meiji Period, c. 1870. Overall dimensions: 31" H x 6" dia. mouth. Vase dimensions: 14 1/2" H, on plinth" 15 3/4
Vintage pair of hand made Italian gold gilt, wrought iron and tin 8 light chandeliers in a swirling leaf design. This pair was hand made for an important lower CT estate c1930-1950. The design is spectacular, true to life, depicting leafy vines that have just been caught by a breeze, all swirling around and upward. The leaves are various sizes and are attached to a vine that twists through out each chandelier. They are superlative quality, and truly "One of a Kind." They measures 40 inches high and 36 inches across and has a 37 inches long hand wrought iron chain with hand made multiple leaf ceiling mount that measures 8 inches across. They have both been professionally rewired and are in excellent working condition. I would be willing to sell a a single for $1950. Contact me if you would like to do that.
French 19th century miners iron whale oil lamp with rooster stamped Clozet S Etienne. Excellent original condition including the original iron rooster that unscrews to allow access for pouring in the oil. Measures 8 inches high with a round base that measures 5 inches in diam. The handle moves allowing the lamp to always stay level.
Gilt brass urn lamp mounted with masks of Bacchus and swags of grape vines, circa 1900. Measures 28 inches to the top of the finial mount, 14.5 inches to the top of the urn. The faux marble base is 5.5 inches square. This lamp has a beautiful custom tinted parchment shade that measures 16 inches square and 11 inches high. Good working condition. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine.
Champlevé bronze Chinese urn c1860 lamped. This Chinese "Champlevé bronze" vase measures 23 inches high. The overall measurement from the base to the top of the harp is 37 inches and it has a 7 inches wood vase.Excellent condition with decorative enamel inserted around its mid section. Excellent condition. Champlevé is an enameling technique in the decorative arts, or an object made by that process, in which troughs or cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface of a metal object, and filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses, and when cooled the surface of the object is polished. The un carved portions of the original surface remain visible as a frame for the enamel designs; typically they are gilded in medieval work. The name comes from the French for "raised field", "field" meaning background, though the technique in practice lowers the area to be enameled rather than raising the rest of the surface. The technique has been used since ancient times, though it is no longer among the most commonly used enameling techniques. Champlevé is suited to the covering of relatively large areas, and to figurative images, although it was first prominently used in Celtic art for geometric designs. In Romanesque art its potential was fully used, decorating caskets, plaques and vessels.