"Roses, and pinks, and violets, to adorn
the shrine of Flora in her early May". John Keats
An effortlessly elegant 19th century, French Parian porcelain antique table lamp, modelled as a classic, allegorical figure of the Roman goddess Flora.
Flora was the goddess of flowers and the season of spring. Her association with springtime gave her particular importance to the Roman agricultural world. Her festival, the Florala, was held in April or early May and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life.
Due to her association with plants, her name in modern English also means plant life. Flora stands strong and imposingly in a free flowing white gown; she supports two amphora which can be used to hold flowers.
The amphora gilded with classic motifs in pale blue and coral Flora modelled in pure white glazed Parian in imitation of Carrara marble. She stands on an apple green glazed plinth.
The lamp mounted on a perfectly understated, custom made, gold plated, bronze base. A beautiful model, a figure of truly feminine strength and beauty. The amphora shown filled with bouquets of miniature roses. The lamp illustrated with a pleated ivory silk lamp shade.
This elegant figure of the goddess Flora is inspired by the Farnese Flora after the terracotta by John Michael Rysbrack 1759
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Table lamp lighting offers a range of benefits -
A. Functional table lamp.
B. An antique work of art.
C. A constant visual pleasure.
D. Lamps can be selectively placed to provide a softer pool of lighting, accentuating and complimenting the décor and “feeling” of a room.
Overall height (including shades) 25"/63 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
Lamp shades can be ordered if required.