Napoleon III Style French Opaline Red Glass Lamp Decorated and Golden Brass Base


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Originally this lamp was an oil lamp, over time the mechanism with the wick was removed, 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 red-amaranth glass; on the lamp, groups of graceful and delicate flowers were painted by hand, using polychrome enamels; the base is in gilded and turned brass; produced in France in 1910. 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 seventeenth 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. Measures: 44, D. cm 18. 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.

Current list price: €750,00

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44H x 18DI
Dimensions (inch):
17,32H x 7,09DI
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Brass, Opaline glass
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