F040 A Vintage Wedgwood Terracotta Lamp Of Neo Classic Style-Circa 1960

          "A Wedgwood Design Classic"

A rare vintage Wedgwood, terracotta jasper, accent lamp of classical revival style.  Terracotta is considered a rare colour in jasper.  The lamp in classical Greek amphora shape with high arched handles.

The lamp beautifully decorated in white jasper bas reliefs with classical Greek figure subjects derived from classical Greek antiquity.  The amphora shaped neck of the lamp with trophies of love and victory suspended from white jasper ribbon tied bows.  The shoulder of the lamp with a white jasper band of olive leaves and olives. The four bas relief figures placed between laurel trees.

These figures are -:

Calliope, the Muse of epic poetry, depicted with her attribute, a scroll of paper.  Her name meant 'She of the Beautiful Voice,'  she is said to be able to play any musical instrument.

Euterpe, the Muse of lyric poetry, music and song.  Her name means “delight”. She is easily recognizable as she often carries a double-flute called an aulos.

Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy, depicted with her attributes, an actors mask and the club of Hercules. Her name means “singer”  She may also hold a tragic mask.  On her head she may wear a wreath of cypress or grape wines.

Urania, the Muse of astronomy, depicted with her attributes, a celestial globe at her feet and holding an astronomers compass in her hand.  Urania was the Muse of astronomy, she knows every position of the stars and planet. 

Her name means “the heavenly”. Urania is usually shown wearing a star crown.  Urania is associated with the mystical side of life. She was master of star interpretations and could predict the future. Urania was the one to turn to when seeking direction through the guidance of an astrology chart.

The base of the lamp with white jasper, stiff leafed acanthus.  The lamp standing on a low socle and seated on a high square base, the base and socle with applied stylised acanthus like leaf decoration.  The accent lamp with a gold plated bronze cap and designed with 25w lamp socket.  A small lamp in 18th century style adding a classic accent to an interior.  The lamp shown with an ivory silk shade suggestion. 

Accent Lamps
Accent lamps are designed to produce a mood a look or feel in a room, rather than providing a major source of light in a space.  In general, an accent lamp is a relatively small lamp, with usually no more than a maximum height of about 20" / 50cm including the lamp shade. Accent lamps also serve as decorative accents within a room.

Lamps can be placed to produce a softer and more relaxing atmosphere.  Professional interior designers will often employ what is known as “the triangle of light”.  This approach calls for placing accent lamps at three points around the room, with the placement more or less creating a triangle.  The lamps do not necessarily have to match, but should compliment one another in some manner.

Circa 1960

Overall height (including shade) 17.5"/45 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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