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“Diana The Huntress” Perfume Lamp
Rarely seen ‘Brule Parfum’ or perfume lamp made by Argilor of Paris in the 1920’s.
A cleverly stylised porcelain figure of Diana standing behind two deer who are bending forward to drink water. She is wearing a short tunic and a long white cloak and carries a quiver for her arrows slung over one shoulder. Her arms are outspread as she lightly touches the deer while they drink.
Delightful coloured detail is picked out against the white background of her clothes.
The opening at the top of the quiver is for a few drops of perfume which will be warmed by the concealed light bulb and then emit a pleasing scent. The lamp is of low wattage and gives out just the right amount of light for an effective ‘veilleuse’ or night light.
The only other example of this lamp we’ve come across had both pairs of horns missing from the deer. We are pleased to say this one is complete.
Mounted on a solid wooden base of Thuya burr and professionally re-wired to meet current standards. The height is approximately 24 cm and the width 23 cm.
Marked Argilor, Paris France verso. There is a little light scratching to the polish of the wood but this could easily be seen to if thought necessary.