"Vive le Roi !
The importance of interior lighting is an undisputed fact with the table lamp making a major contribution. The illumination of a room, hall or living space, is only half the story, for a lamp, when viewed as more than "just lighting" can serve, along with pictures and antiques, not only as a work of art, but a functional work of art, offering visual pleasure while fulfilling a most practical role.
Blanc de Chine, with its simple lines and elegant understated style, produces, not only a sense of calm, but the perfect antique lamp.
Ernst Chaplet's fired stoneware, is and will continue to be regarded as among the finest ceramic work of modern times, both from the artistic and documentary standpoints. An indefatigable worker, he devoted his whole energy to the arduous task of discovering the process of this art. Gabriel Mourey
These charming little studies of children were based on the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a Bavarian sister of the order of the Franciscan Sisters of Siessen.
Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) designed a magical world saturated in images and colour and filled with whimsy and wit, a true 20th century renaissance man.
The Chinese invented porcelain and the Persians supplied the cobalt to decorate it. It is the combination of these two elements, from two cultures that have combined to give us “Blue and White”. The world has always had a love affair with blue and white, from all cultures and walks of life. At the earliest period of Chinese blue and white, it was a rare commodity with the same value as gold.
Charm is a word we hear very little of these days, although it’s something we naturally look for. We may not often hear the word, but there’s a part of us that seeks it out. Charm can be defined in a number of ways: - to attract, or delight, to enchant. Charm is alluring, or pleasing, a particular quality that attracts and delights and this is exactly the place to find early 19th century, English, blue transfer ware, otherwise known as “blue and white”.