07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender

Pair of Paris Porcelain Empire-style Lamp Bases

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM


Pair of Paris Porcelain Empire-style Lamp Bases, third quarter 19th century, the gold-ground vasiform bodies enamel decorated to one side with a portrait roundel of a lady, one wearing turban and green dress, the other in regal attire, with winged herm handles, on trumpet foot and square base, mounted on further gilt-metal square base, electrified, porcelain ht. 15 1/4, ht. to top of porcelain including metal base 16 3/8 in.
Estimate $1,800-2,200

all four herm handles from head to bust painted with gold paint. one lamp with one herm with repair to wing. the other lamp with one with several repairs (through head, at wings).
both with rubbing to gold at extremities and trumpet foot, and with near complete loss to Empire-style decoration at back, and at border of painted portraits (was likely gold on gold, worn from cleaning).


gilt-metal square base, gold paint