Pair of tall gilt gesso ‘Gondolier’ Table Lamps with torchère shades

Pair of tall gilt gesso ‘Gondolier’ Table Lamps with torchère shades

Pair of tall gilt gesso ‘Gondolier’ Table Lamps with torchère shades

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Pair of tall gilt gesso ‘Gondolier’ Table Lamps with torchère shades:
the hand-pinted with enamel and prophory effects; the figures holding aloft frosted glass flambeau shades in one hand and oar in the other; standing on the prow of the gondola on blue waves, with square base on paw feet.
Possibly 1920s, restored and rewired.

Height:31"-80.0cm
Width:10"-25.5cm
Projection:8"-20.5cm

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

gesso

Plaster-covered wood, usually applied with gold leaf.

torchère

Flaming torch; used as a decorate motif; also a stand to carry a candelabra.

flambeau

Literally, the French word for flame.

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