A beautifully understated and tall, mid 19th century, Georgian style, Wedgwood Queensware/creamware, antique candlestick lamp of silver shape. The design in the 18th century manner with reference to the distinct neo-classical designs of Robert Adam (1728-1792).
The base of the candle stick with a moulded "rope" border. The base of the candle column, moulded with swags of flower heads suspended from rams' heads below a circlet of rope moulding. The column terminating with a lace-like border below moulded rope, rising to a simple sconce.
The lamp with a faux candle fitted with a bronze, matte gold plated candle cap. The lamp seated in a bronze, custom made, matte gold plated lamp base. The combination of the cream and matte gold producing a beautiful effect.
Josiah Wedgwood is credited with the invention of creamware about 1770. The newly developed creamware was a fine, white earthenware, combined with a cream coloured lead glaze, which produced a clear or tight glaze, as it is known to potters. Creamware completely captured the market and soon became the major production of many potters.
Wedgwood was a marketing genius and his masterstroke of 1775 was to present Queen Charlotte, consort to King George III, with a creamware tea service. The Queen was so delighted with the gift that she ordered a complete dinner service, including all the accessories, such as vinegar and oil bottles, pickle sets, cruets etc. Creamware allowed for detailed modelling with many creamware shapes in contemporary silver style, i.e. copies of silver ware.
Fame followed and in 1776 Josiah Wedgwood was appointed “Potter to Her Majesty the Queen”. Josiah wasted no time and with the Queen’s permission, creamware was promptly renamed “Queensware”.
An elegant lamp in classic style. The base of the lamp impressed "Wedgwood" in upper case. This classic lamp shown with a blue, pleated silk lamp shade suggestion. The lamp designed with 25w lamp socket.
Queen Victoria - Circa 1860
Overall height (including shade) 25"/63.5cm
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
Lamp shades can be ordered if required.