A large, vintage, formal, Italian urn shaped lamp. The lamp with high arched handles, the handle bases terminating with applied, gilded classical heads. The collar and neck of the lamp, fluted.
The shoulder decorated with a double gilded band, enclosing a wide, sky blue enamel ribbon. The front of the lamp painted in blue monochrome enamel with figures in an Italianate rural setting. The reverse side of the lamp painted in blue monochrome enamel with a subject of a shepherdess and sheep.
The lamp standing on a fluted socle, mounted on a high square based plinth. The lamp tastefully gilded and in perfect condition. The underside of the lamp base bearing the Richard Ginori company mark. The lamp illustrated with a pleated cornflower blue, silk lamp shade suggestion, producing a formal lamp in classic style.
The house of Ginori was established in 1735 by the Marchese Carlo Ginori, (1702-1757), with Ginori’s first porcelain manufactory at Doccia near Florence. Ginori porcelain was continued without a break by his three sons, who were particularly noted for the development of a new white porcelain.
The company remained in the hands of the Ginori heirs until 1896 when it was incorporated into the Richard of Milan company, as Richard-Ginori. The Richard-Ginori company which produces most of today's high quality Italian porcelain, has its own purpose built museum to display its beautiful collection of Doccia / Richard-Ginori porcelain. This lamp is also included in its museum collection. The Ginori company finally closed in 2013.
A second example of this lamp is available, should a pair be required.
Overall height (including shade) 24"/61cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specificationsThe lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.