“Fantastic shadows of birds” Oscar Wilde.
A very decorative, 19th century, French, Edmé Samson of Paris antique table lamp. The lamp decorated in a typical Samson style of combining decorative elements of Chinese and European design. Edmé Samson was born in Paris in 1810 and established the porcelain company of Samson and Co in the 1830’s.
In 1845 he opened the company Samson and Son at number 7 Rue Vendome in central Paris. Edmé Samson was succeeded by his son Emile who ran the company until 1913.
The principal decorative subject, a pair of “fantastic” birds in the style of 18th century, Sevres and Worcester porcelain. The collar of the base with elements of Chinese export decoration. The lamp seated in a custom made, gold plated, Chinese style stand. The lamp shown with a knife pleated, pistachio silk, lamp shade suggestion.
Overall height (including shade) 20"/51 cm approx
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