Louis Philippe Style French Opaline Blue Glass Lamp Decorated and Golden Brass


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Originally this lamp was an oil lamp, over time the mechanism with the wick has been modified, it was then electrified to make it more comfortable and modern; it is prepared for the use of a lampshade, which is not supplied, but that of the photo can be requested with a surcharge, the body is in opaline blue glass, it was in use at that time to be inspired by the color of the eggs of the American robin to obtain that shade of blue, on the lamp, groups of flowers and fruits were painted by hand, using polychrome enamels, the base is a fusion of gilded brass and finished with a chisel; under the base, there is a black ceramic element that refines the entire lamp and makes it more stable. The opaline is slightly translucent glass, opacified with phosphates and chlorides of sodium and calcium with the addition of tin and talcum oxides, thus obtained various shades of colors from pastel to milk-white; opaline glass is much less dense and opaque than milky glass (very similar to porcelain); the opaline in the strict sense is a French product that was born at the end of the 18th century-beginning of the 19th century in imitation of the Murano and German semi-opaque glasses of the 17th century and which has its moment of maximum splendor from 1820-1870 thanks to the achievements of the French factories ( Baccarat, Saint Louis and Choisy-le-Roy), from 800 onwards, the opaline spread all-over the world with the handicraft production of everyday objects. France, from ancient times to modern times, is recognized as a producer of the best quality opaline glass. Produced in France in 1880. Measures: H. cm. 41, D. cm. 16. Warning: The electrical system is new but the wiring is European, so the compatibility of the voltage in the other States must always be checked by an electrician before use.

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19th century (1800-1899)
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Dimensions (cm):
41H x 16DI
Dimensions (inch):
16,14H x 6,30DI
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Brass, Opaline glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
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