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D002 A Large Portrait Fruit Wood Bust Of Louis, Dauphin / Louis XVI of France - Circa 1950's

Posted on May 26, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

"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.

Bust Louis XVI

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White On White - Blanc de Chine Antique Lamps

Posted on May 26, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

Blanc de Chine, with its simple lines and elegant understated style, produces, not only a sense of calm, but the perfect antique lamp.

Pair of Blanc de Chine Lamps

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B087 A Rare Antique French Art Nouveau Ernst Chaplet Stoneware Lamp - Circa 1905

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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

B087 A Rare Antique French Art Nouveau Ernst Chaplet Stoneware Lamp - Circa 1905

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G075 A Charming Little Hummel Accent Lamp/Night Light "Apple Tree Girl" - Circa 1950's

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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. 

G075 A Charming Little Hummel Accent Lamp/Night Light "Apple Tree Girl" - Circa 1950's

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G036 A Rare, Tall, Glass Fornasetti Verre Églomisé, Chinoiserie Lamp Circa - 1950's

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 1 Comment

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.

G036 A Rare, Tall, Glass Fornasetti Verre Églomisé, Chinoiserie Lamp Circa - 1950's

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Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

Posted on April 21, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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.

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain

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Antique Lamps - Blue and White Is Always Right

Posted on April 20, 2019 by Maurice Robertson | 0 Comments

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”.

Blue and White Porcelain and Pottery

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