Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Egyptian Revival Table Lamp
Extremely rare bronze table lamp with a strong Egyptian theme, originally sculpted by the French artist Paul-Lucien Bessin.
Dating from around 1905-10, this fascinating lamp depicts a young siren holding up a shaped frame from which the floral inspired lamp holder is suspended. She is standing on the head of a sphinx and wears a long topless gown and ornate headdress, part of which hangs down her back.
On an integral semi-circular base with further Egyptian flavoured detail and supported on three raised feet.
There is no shade since it was designed so that the original owner could show off the fact that he had acquired this marvellous recent invention, the incandescent light bulb. Many homes at that time were still only lit by candles so this would have been quite a status symbol.
A very clean casting with wonderful detail to every part of the figure. Signed Bessin to one side of the sphinx and with the foundry seal for Louchet of Paris.
This lamp has recently been rewired with three core cable and tested to current safety standards. The overall height is around 48 cm.