B052 A Very Pretty English Parian Ware Figure Of Summer Lamp - Circa 1860

"Who is this naked-footed lovely girl
Of summer meadows dancing on the grass?
So young and tenderly her footsteps pass".
Max Eastman.

A very sweet, mid 19th century, English, Parian-ware figure, emblematic of summer, mounted as an antique lamp.  A charming subject of a young girl caught in the action of running bare footed across a summer meadow, her long skirt billowing out behind her.

She holds the corner of her short jacket, filled with summer flowers in one hand and in her upright hand, a small bunch of grapes. This pretty figure on a custom made, drum shaped, giltwood stand, the stand inset with a circlet of flower heads. The lamp shown with an ivory, pleated silk shade suggestion.

All Parian porcelain is unglazed and in Victorian times was admired for its sculptural qualities. The name Parian, is in fact attributed to Thomas Minton, the famous 19th century English potter, who coined the name Parian after Paros, the Greek island which quarried much of the pure white sculptural marble used in studios.

Queen Victoria - Circa 1860

Overall height (including shade) 24"/61 cm approx

Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications

Lamp shades can be ordered if required.


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