“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better”. - Sir Francis Drake
A very fine pair of English, Wedgwood, Edwardian era, porcelain antique table lamps. The lamps printed in a rich flow blue with the “Ferrara” print. This famous Wedgwood print was first introduced in 1832 and is recorded as being taken from a set of engravings by William Brooks, published in that same year.
The print depicts the northern Italian harbor of Ferrara with tall sailing ships riding at anchor. To the left of the print can be seen the castle of the Dukes of Este. The bottom two thirds of the baluster shaped lamps are fluted and the flared bases printed with bands of wild flowers.
The lamps with custom made, gold plated bronze caps and seated in custom made and polished American maple wood bases. The lamps shown with a navy blue, pleated silk shade suggestion.
Lamps as mirror image pairs are rather more difficult to acquire, when potential damages/losses, over the past 100 plus years, as in this case, are taken into account.
Edward VII - Circa 1910
Overall height (including shades) 26"/66 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications